Given the latest news, one wonder if the BBC will accept it has presided over a culture of sexual abuse?
Sexual misconduct complaints lodged with the BBC’s investigations unit now amount to allegations against almost 30 staff and presenters at the corporation, it was revealed today. The total of 29 past and present workers is more than triple the figure given by BBC director-general George Entwistle in evidence to MPs two weeks ago, when nine people were under investigation. The BBC said the number of complaints ‘will fluctuate both up and down as new allegations are made and investigated’. It is not yet known whether any complaints are linked to Jimmy Savile.
“BBC radio DJ Liz Kershaw has been named as the woman alleged to have made threatening phone calls to a male colleague who committed suicide last month. Detectives last week launched an inquiry to help the coroner discover why Russell Joslin, 50, suffocated himself. His family claim he was driven to his death after BBC bosses failed to take seriously allegations that he had been offended by a female colleague five years ago.