THE SURREY POLICE have published an interview transcript with Jimmy Savile dating from 2009 in which he denies sexually abusing young girls.
The four year old transcript (part one and part two accessed here) is of an interview with the former BBC presenter that took place at Stoke Madeville Hospital. It was released following a request under the Freedom of Information Act.
The transcript reveals Savile stating that people are “looking to make a few quid” out of him. He says that “normally you can brush them away like midges and it’s not much of a price to pay for the lifestyle”. The transcript states:
The late DJ also said that he often shared letters he had received from those alleging he abused them with police officers, adding that they would laugh about them.
“They don’t keep them very long, they pass them round the office and everybody has a laugh,” he said.
At one point during the interview Savile is asked about touching a girl at Duncroft children’s home in Staines. Savile categorically denies the allegation:
He told detectives that the allegations being put to him were fictional adding that when he was presenting Top of the Pops and Radio One, “what you don’t do is assault women, they assault you, that’s for sure, and you don’t have to, because you’ve got plenty of girls about”.
Asked if he was sexually attracted to underage girls, he replied: “No. Exactly the opposite.”