Jimmy Savile survivor speaks for first time about exposing ‘brutal’ predator

A woman who was repeatedly raped by Jimmy Savile has spoken publicly for the first time about the abuse she suffered.

Angie, not her real name, was featured in ITV1's Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile in 2012 which led to hundreds of victims coming forward against Savile.

She was just 15 years old in the late 60s when Savile groomed and attacked her, leading to several years of abuse at the hands of the sexual predator, the Mirror reported.

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The documentary, presented by Mark Williams-Thomas, a former police detective, presented the documentary in 2012 that not only led to the truth about Savile becoming public but led to the jailing the likes of Rolf Harris, Max Clifford and Gary Glitter, for child sex offences.

Angie said this week: “Our documentary has made a huge difference to so many lives, I knew I had to get it out there, it was vital that people knew the truth about him."

Talking about her first experiences with Savile, Angie said the grooming process started when he'd invite her to different places before he raped her at a London hotel he invited her to.

She said: “He was much older than me and I didn’t know what was happening. I was shocked.

"Kids in those days didn’t talk about sex, I had no idea about anything like that. I was absolutely frightened, it was all so scary and I froze.

Savile's evil streak was further established when he wrote "no escape" on a copy of his autobiography he gave to Angie which he signed it "your keeper".

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Angie said Savile used the threat of violence to keep his victims quiet while she was also aware of his connection to organised crime in the UK.

She said: “I know he was connected to the criminal underworld and it was made clear that whatever he did you just did not say anything, you kept your mouth shut.

“I was told at the time he knew the Krays. He menaced us with the ­presence of minders from the ­underworld."

Despite escaping from his clutches in the 70s, the years of abuse has led Angie to suffer to this day.

She said: “I’m still suffering quite badly, I developed depression and have had counselling. Though I continue my life, it’s always been present.”

It was only until Williams-Thomas came to see her in the wake of Savile’s death in October 2011 that she first spoke about the tragedy that had happened to her.

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Williams-Thomas picked up the story and took it to ITV where he spent months to get the documentary on ITV, Angie said she "had to try to get the truth out there".

“I knew there were lots of girls around the country like me who were on their own and I thought I had to try to do something.

“I had to try to get the truth out there because people thought he was wonderful, I knew he wasn’t.”


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