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News Summary: More BBC staff probed on sex claims


WIDENING SCANDAL: THE BBC said it is investigating claims of sexual abuse and harassment against nine staff members and contributors, in addition to the late disgraced children's TV host Jimmy Savile.

CONTEXT: Alleged victims say they were abused as children or teenagers, sometimes on BBC premises. Some have accused other entertainers and BBC staff of participating in abuse during the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Police have identified more than 200 potential victims.

FALLOUT: The BBC, one of the world's largest and most respected broadcasters, is under fire for failing to stop the abuse and for spiking an expose on Savile last year.


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