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She also became party to reports of the abuse he had carried out while she was working as a reporter for The People newspaper, along with similar claims being made against Sir Cyril Smith and a leading Conservative politician who is still alive.Both Savile and Smith escaped prosecution and reports of their crimes only came to light after they died. McDermid also believes the senior Tory will be exposed after his death.”There was much more to it than that. Savile was common gossip in the newsroom in the 80s. There were three names that were always mentioned,” said Val.”People would come in or they would phone up and the same three names came up.”One was Jimmy Savile and one was Cyril Smith and we now know the truth of both of those.”The third one was a prominent Conservative politician whose name I can’t mention because he is still alive.”But those three names came up on several occasions either because it was gossip or because someone would come into our office, or someone would have phoned us up or had written a letter or they had spoken to another journalist who had someone come into their office.”The difficulty was always finding enough credible evidence because these men were litigious and had the power to shut people up and they had the power.”Regarding the mystery politician, McDermid insists his name may never be known while he is alive but that his criminal nature will be exposed eventually.”The establishment has got a long track record of protecting their own but I think that when he dies, everybody will open up the same as has happened with Savile and Smith,” she said. “When I was a journalist, there were always certain names that kept coming up again and again but you never had enough weight of evidence to write the story.”There was always one person would come to you and quite often it was a person who had problems with drink or other addictions.”Their lives were not the conventional middle class lives that people understood and they weren’t the sort of people you could put in the witness box and expect them not be destroyed by the type of lawyers someone like Savile would employ. So it was difficult to stand up those stories.”Now because these things are being put in the public eye, six, seven, eight, 20 people are coming forward and saying, ‘This person abused me too’. Then you have the weight of evidence.”Having said that, I am entirely supportive of people who have had to live 20 or 30 years with the knowledge of what happened to them but nobody would listen.”It is an abuse of power, an abuse of trust. Think back to your early teens and people you absolutely worshipped and how easy it would be for someone you trusted to exploit you.”That’s disgusting, really. For people to have put their trust and faith in them and for them to behave that way is inexcusable”Where crimes have been committed, they should be investigated and exposed no matter how much time goes by but we have to be careful that it doesn’t become a witch hunt.”The reason those cases weren’t investigated at the time was that, generally speaking, there wasn’t sufficient credible evidence. It was hard to find the weight of evidence.”
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