A shocking transcript of a police interview with Jimmy Savile shows the disgraced star rubbishing allegations of sexual abuse and boasting that he brushed off girls who made accusations against him “like midges”.
The new documents provide lurid details of the abuse claims facing the former DJ as police investigated incidents involving girls at a children’s home in the 1970s.
Savile was asked about touching a young girl “sexually” over her clothes, asking for a massage and then for oral sex.
The transcript shows him responding with disdain as he repeatedly dismissing the claims. He told police he faced these accusations because “people are looking for a bit of blackmail or the papers are looking for a story”.
Surrey Police published a redacted version of the interview last night showing the force’s Child Protection Team were investigating allegations of abuse at at Duncroft Children’s home in Staines in Berkshire, from the 1970s. The 40 minute interview took place in 2009, at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, which Savile bragged to police that he owned.
Leeds-born Savile who died in 2011 aged 84, also told officers he was “assaulted” by women when he worked for BBC Radio 1 and Top of the Pops.
An officer put it to him that a victim said “when Jimmy Savile visited, he touched her over her clothes sexually”, to which he replied: “Out of the question”.
Savile then “asked her to comb his hair then massage him”, the officer said. He answered: “Not true, none of it.”
“Then massage his groin area, and give him oral sex,” the detective said. “Oh! Out of the question,” replied Savile.
Savile later told police the allegations had only surfaced because his accusers were after money.
“My business there’s women looking for a few quid, we always get something like this coming up for Christmas, because we want a few quid for Christmas right,” he told police. “And normally you can brush them away like midges and it’s not much of a price to pay for the lifestyle.”