I rang Jimmy Savile several times over the years and he always cracked the same "joke" "Oh no! The News of the World! I thought she was 16!"—
Neville Thurlbeck (@nthurlbeck) October 03, 2012
Hugo Rifkind has discovered Savile in his own words too:
Savile writes: “‘Ah,’ says I all serious, ‘if she comes in I’ll bring her back tomorrow but I’ll keep her all night first as my reward’.” He then writes that the girl did go into the club and “agreed that I hand her over if she could stay at the dance, [and] come home with me”. He wrote that he did then hand her over to the “lady of the law…[who] was dissuaded from bringing charges against me by her colleagues, for it was well known that were I to go I would probably take half the station with me”.
Looking bleaker by the minute for the BBC.