James Saville Doing PR For CSA Inquiry ?

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Twitter photo of James Saville (CSA Inquiry PR man)

Odd ? Coincidence ?

The Mail reported that a James Saville is representing one of the CSA Inquiry panel members, Sharon Evans and claiming to be working with the Home Office and that this person tried to dissuade The Mail from uncovering the truth about Fiona Woolf’s appointment as chair of the inquiry.

A Mail on Sunday journalist trying to uncover the truth about Fiona Woolf’s appointment to the child abuse inquiry received unwarranted threats from a PR man claiming to be working with the Home Office.

This newspaper was warned it would be reported to the new press complaints watchdog for simply arranging an interview with another panel member who could shed light on the controversy.

The threat was made by James Saville, a spokesman for Sharon Evans, a third person on the abuse inquiry. She runs a charity which includes Strictly Come Dancing star Kristina Rihanoff and Tony Blair’s daughter Kathryn among its trustees.

Last night, an MP said it sounded like another attempt at a cover-up. Labour’s Simon Danczuk said: ‘I find it bizarre. The last thing we want is for the Home Office, its representatives or PR people trying to silence journalists or to cover up the relationships that may have gone on.’

After a reporter had agreed last week to meet abuse survivor Graham Wilmer, who is on the inquiry panel, Mr Saville rang the journalist five minutes before the agreed interview time to say it had been called off.

The Mail

But what is in a name ? There can’t really be any connection between this James Saville and the serial paedophile Sir Jimmy Savile…

Could there ?

Journalist James Saville with Paedophile Sir Jimmy Savile.

Journalist James Saville with Paedophile Sir Jimmy Savile.

I just wonder if this James Saville currently undertaking PR work for a CSA Inquiry member and working with the Home Office is the same James Saville, a journalist, who wrote this glowing tribute to the beknighted child abuser on his death.

Warning: Get your sick bag ready.

Jimmy Savile dead: Sir Jim fixed it for me – a tribute by James Saville (No Relation)

He was one of the most colourful, eccentric and brilliant celebrities in history – and someone I’m proud to say turned out to be a friend.

I first met him when working as a local reporter for the Bucks Herald while he was doing charity work at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

And when he found out there was a journalist with the same name as him, his eyes lit up like Christmas.

He grabbed me round the arm, hoiked me towards him, stuck a big fat cigar in my face… and the image was plastered embarrassingly on the front page of that week’s edition.

The Mirror

I think we should be told.

Update: Many thanks to My Sweet Landlord.

Yes it is him. It is the same James Saville.

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17 responses to “James Saville Doing PR For CSA Inquiry ?

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  2. nuggy

    i would guess theirs a fair few people in the country with that name

    no conspriacy here that i can see.

    • I’ve just updated. It is the same James Saville (friend of Jimmy Savile) who it a spokesperson for a panel member on the CSA Inquiry and supposedly working with the Home Office.

      No conspiracy, just fact.

  3. Blimey. That’s hideous.

    • Sam

      Well said.

      Hideous, utterly insensitive, and if I were a survivor I’d be re-traumatised every single day by hearing that god-awful name.

      No such thing as coincidence. This will have been discussed at relatively high levels and obviously sanctioned.

  4. artmanjosephgrech

    as with any official inquiry those participating will be required to sign confidentiality contracts and be expected to work as a team. The Gates Family Inquiry model is a good one though where the panel were prepared to resign if fundamental changes were not made at the outset to the inquiry process and we wrote and issued our own majority report which the media reported and accept in part because the commissioning authorities had to be eventually persuaded to publish despite the best efforts of vested interests to prevent this..

  5. Andy Barnett

    As the saying goes, You couldn’t make this stuff up!

    The coincidence of his name is striking but irrelevant. What is relevant is that a member of the CSA Inquiry panel – a survivor we are told – employs as a PR man someone that has described himself as a friend of Jimmy Savile. Further, that this man is trying to prevent other panel members from speaking to the press.

    As a piece of theatre, I can’t decide if this is Comedy or Tragedy. Or perhaps just a Farce…

  6. dpack

    the trustee list of charity organizations can be educational .

    even my shockproof watch is horrified about this “could not make it up” thing.
    if it is not deliberate it is careless and rude with bells on.

  7. dpack

    maybe a public inquiry by the public is required

  8. l8in

    Reblogged this on L8in.

  9. l8in

    no such thing as coincidence.

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  12. I have been doing a bit of online research into one of the “Abuse victim representatives” on the “Independent” Panel Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. Here is Sharon Evans Charity page,
    http://dotcomcf.org/about-us/sharon-evans/
    The video at the bottom reveals that the charity was originally set up by (gasp) Tony Blair! Already no independence..
    The Vimeo site:
    http://vimeo.com/user15764286/videos
    Appears the charity had a “Strictly Come Dancing Gala evening” on the 16th Sept – supported by the bizarre “Red Square Project” – https://www.facebook.com/RedSquarePR?fref=nf
    If you follow links on FB page to Daily Mail site you can see it was attended by the Blairs.
    Further down the Facebook page you see an invite, it’s hosted at “Mansion House” by kind permission of, wait
    for it…
    “the Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor”

  13. Owen

    http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showthread.php?t=222773&page=3816

    Post #73609 expands on Saville’s relationship with Savile.

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