BBC Releases Report On Savile Sex Scandal
The BBC today released Nick Pollard's report on the investigation into the Newsnight sex abuse scandal. Pollard, former head of Sky News and a former BBC reporter, blamed the corporation's "rigid" management system for its poor handling of the scandal.
The BBC will lose another top executive, accepting the resignation of Stephen Mitchell, deputy director of news at the broadcaster. Mitchell, who will leave the company next year, is one of the latest executives to be felled by the scandal. George Entwistle, the BBC's director general, resigned last month.
The trouble for the British broadcaster started after the broadcaster cancelled a 2011 program that would have exposed former Newsnight presenter Jimmy Savile's sexual abuse of minors. News of the abuse and the show's cancellation broke this fall, nearly a year after Savile's death.