Goodness, they're all coming out of the woodwork since the report was 'leaked'. I've kind of done Steven George (Broadmoor) to death, but one tale teller I haven't taken much notice of, is the woman who claims to have been 'molested' on camera during an episode of Top of the Pops !
What a find this woman was, especially as we have video evidence to peruse. Today, the press have kindly provided the clip featuring the alleged molestation in this article.
Ms Edwards is described as 'struggling to get away from Jimmy Savile' according to the mail.
Note, no mention of a skirt here but the sun toilet paper does
As happy as Ms Edwards looks in the clip, she claims to have been so shocked and distressed, that she went straight to a 'floor manager' to complain !
Did the Dame really decide that this was one of 'two quite serious indecent assaults' ? Really ?
Ms Edwards first came to our attention in October 2012. Naturally, she was in some demand, being the first Savile complainant to have proof that something took place between her and Savile. It's certainly clear that she was spooked, but distressed ? Judge for yourself and don't just look at her, look at the faces of the girls around her.
This is a still a few seconds into the incident. The blonde girl right behind her can clearly see what's happening, but doesn't seem perturbed at all. In the next image we see another face with a clear view of what's happening and agin, no revulsion, quite the opposite
Remember, these girls have been placed where they are. Sylvia is telling the truth when she says she's 'trapped' there. But, for the life of me, I cannot see any distress in her face or general demeanor. My conclusion is that he's tickling her because she's moving in a way that everyone moves when they are being tickled. Had that hand been up her skirt, or under her bum, her reaction would, I'd say be very different. To be fair, I'm not sure what this girl in the middle's face indicates, judge for yourself
As usual, we in the Jimmy camp, have so little to work with. Had this been a trial, a trial of facts even, I'd be wanting to see the whole film, especially what came AFTER this. WHY ? because of Sylvia's claim that she told a BBC 'boss' straight away.
This leads me to believe that filming continued after this incident. The problem with that being the fact that the program was being transmitted live (correct me if I'm wrong) and what followed was the LAST track followed by the credits. There was no more filming to be done. Certainly not in the film I've watched !
Dear me, where do they get these people from ? The so-called investigators that is, not Sylvia I mean. After all, she's just making something out of nothing, they, on the other hand should know better. It will be interesting to see if this incident is reported on in the final 'draft' of the dame's report. Especially the bit where her team question the others present at that show. After all, that's what would happen in court, isn't it ? It wasn't just one person organising that audience that night, that part of Sylvia's story rings true !
Oh, and I'd also want someone to see if they can spot the skirt she claims to have been wearing. Because from what I can see, she isn't wearing one. I am not 100 % but she appears to be wearing black leggings. At one point her hand goes between her own legs, something a lady doesn't do when she's wearing a skirt.
I call into evidence, a good quality copy of the footage. If anyone can find one that is !
BTW, the last track was not live, it was filmed footage of Chicago, If you leave me now.
Addendum someone on twitter has just pointed out that leggings were not in fashion back then. I had meant to add the words, or thick black tights, to that sentence. I really cannot see a skirt though !