LADY COLIN CAMPBELL has expressed her “upset” over being offered an introduction to sex offender Jimmy Savile at a charity event many years ago.
Lady Colin Campbell, 72, has spoken out on a near meeting with the late Jimmy Savile, as she described the shamed comedian as “oozing creepiness” at a charity event they both attended. The royal author claimed others at the glitzy party were “fawning over” the sex offender when his crimes were not yet public knowledge at the height of his fame.
He was hiding in plain sight
Speaking on her YouTube channel, Lady Colin recalled: “I was offered to be introduced to Jimmy Savile many years ago, at some event, some charity event and I looked across at this greasy, ghastly creep that everybody was fawning over.
“[They said] how wonderful he was and what a marvellous comedian he was, and I saw this creep.
“Oozing creepiness with his lanky hair and at a formal event in a shell suit.”
She shuddered: “Eurgh, sorry I’m so upset. I said, ‘No thank you very much. I think the guy looks like a creep’.”
The aristocrat alleged that those attending the event were unaware of the comedian’s horrific crimes which only surfaced the year after he died in 2012.
Lady Colin continued: “Most people in the charity world, in the medical world, had no clue what Jimmy Savile was about.
“Everybody thought he was funny. I thought he was a jerk and a creep. He was hiding in plain sight,” she added.
The results of an investigation into Savile by the Department Of Health were made public by Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt in 2014.
The report concluded that Savile sexually assaulted victims in NHS hospitals over several decades. At Leeds General Infirmary, 60 people, including both staff and patients, stated that they had been abused by Savile, their ages ranging from 5 to 75.
It reported on a number of organisational failures which had allowed him to continue unchallenged.
Hunt apologised to the victims of the assaults, and said that the findings “will shake our country to the core”.
It was reported that Savile had boasted to nurses and other staff that he performed sex acts on the bodies of recently deceased persons in the mortuary of Leeds General Hospital and claimed to have removed. “Brinkwire Summary News”.