October 21, 2012
Past Lives and Present Misgivings
"The story from a resident of Duncroft girl’s school Wedgewood dormitory. 1965 who somehow missed the Jimmy Savile abuse going on under her very nose.
"Abuse victims should be heard. They should be listened to intently. By the same token, those accused of such heinous crimes should be so accused by tested evidence, not newspaper circuses.
This shouldn’t be a subject to push up newspaper circulation, nor for a Punch and Judy show between branches of the political media – the damage done by sexual abuse is too profound for that.
What is happening, with a – shall we call it polite disbelief – in some quarters, that not all the ’400 victims who have come forward’ are entirely motivated by a desire for the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, does a disservice to every genuine case.
I’m not afraid of the truth, I have nothing to fear from it. If other girls were cowering behind bedroom doors in 1965 and I failed to notice, nor even hear mention of the man’s name, let alone meet him – well then, after eating my Raccoon tail, I shall take myself off for counseling; I would obviously have a profound case of ‘false memory syndrome’."
Past Lives and Present Misgivings – Part One
Past Lives and Present Misgivings – Part Two
Past Lives and Present Misgivings – Part Three
Past Lives and Present Misgivings – Part Four
Past Lives and Present Misgivings – Part Five
Past Lives and Present Misgivings – Part Six
Past Lives and Present Misgivings – Part Seven
Past Lives and Present Misgivings – Part Eight
Savile: Police failed to interview headmistress of abuse school
Police probe into paedo [sic] Jimmy Savile slammed as a sham
Jimmy Savile scandal: Police did not question Duncroft staff
They were no angels: Headmistress's cruel dismissal of the girls abused by Jimmy Savile (and she claims no-one told her what he was up to)