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Jim'll Fix It!
Operation Yewtree (2012-ongoing) is the official name of the Metropolitan Police Service's (MPS) investigation into sexual abuse allegations, mainly involving children, against Jimmy Savile and others, either associated in crimes with him or not. The investigation began in October 2012 and quickly became a full criminal investigation.
Yewtree consists of three strands of investigation: "Savile"; "Savile and others"; and "Others."
On October 19th, the MPS reported that more than 400 lines of inquiry had been assessed and over 200 potential victims had been identified. By December 19th, eight people were questioned and the total number of alleged victims grew to 589, of whom 450 were allegedly abused by Savile.
That Big J, who was so prominent in the public eye for so long, had the time, energy and opportunity to defile numerous corpses while engaging in multiple protracted liaisons with minors of both genders can only be seen as an exemplary testimony to the spirit of one man's endeavour.
Up the Gary
On the 28th of October MPS scored its first win when they arrested "glam rock" 1970s celebrity pedophile Gary Glitter. Britain yawned. This time around, Gazza allegedly had sex with a 14-year-old girl in Savile's dressing room at the BBC. Well, what else would you expect from such a monumental infant-worrier? The news was officially regarded as dull, dull, dull.
"We demand DRAMA!" the British public yelled as one: "And we want it NOW!"
Further entertainment was duly provided in short order.
In the first week of October 2012, clapped-out TV twat Freddie Starr (Frederick Leslie Fowell - heh, "Freddy Foul") obtained a High Court injunction to prevent a claim from being made about his personal life. But his victory was short-lived when a judge told him to STFU himself, by overturning the injunction.
On October 8th, Channel 4 News reported allegations relating to Starr's 1974 appearance on Savile's BBC television show Clunk Click. Through his lawyer and during interviews fuck-happy Freddie stoutly denied these allegations.
Karin Ward, a former pupil of a special needs school in Surrey (where Savile is accused separately of preying on underage girls), said in her dribbling mong voice that she and two fellow pupils were taken to his dressing room after being invited to London.
She gurgled: "I saw Gary Glitter have sex with a girl in Jimmy Savile's dressing room … in that little alcove bit. I didn't see it completely but that's what was going on and nobody batted an eyelid. Jimmy Savile had a girl on his lap and he had his hand up her skirt."
Drooling horribly, she stated that Starr had groped her: "It frightened me and freaked me out. I rebuffed him and he humiliated me in front of everyone in the dressing room by saying something really unkind about my lack of breasts which, to a 14-year-old girl, was just awful."
Starr denied meeting her and accused Ward of "picking my name out of a hat."
"I have never been in any situation with Jimmy Savile and Gary Glitter, and I have certainly never been with this woman."
"I completely understand their predicaments, but when they are doing it for a reason, and trying to pick names out of a hat, saying 'he'll do, Freddie Starr will do' – they could have picked anyone. It could have been some other poor bastard. It's horrible to be faced with this."
Starr said he recalled meeting Savile on only two occasions, once when the disgraced DJ brought his mother to one of Starr's shows and another when he walked into Starr's clothing shop in Leeds.
He added: "I used to see him on television, and I always thought to myself 'you're phoney, there's something not right about you'."
... Sadly for Starr, videotape of the show still existed.
It clearly showed Savile, Glitter and Starr together, and Karin Ward was clearly visible in the audience. Since legal proceedings had not started, there was no risk of breaking contempt of court laws, so the grubby fiddler-featuring footage was duly broadcast across the UK.
Starr made his feelings clear by threatening journalists and photographers encamped outside his Warwickshire mansion, later utilizing his vehicle to ram another owned by a reporter.
Finally on November 1st, Foul Freddie was arrested by Yewtree pigs at his Warwickshire home, and formally charged with molesting a 14-year-old girl in Sir Jim's BBC dressing room.
Shame-faced Starr appeared on a popular British daytime TV show, This Morning, along with his much younger girlfriend, hoping to set the record straight through the unusual method of slurring his words, looking pathetic and lying his tits off.
Despite this shamefur dispray, however, Starr was re-arrested on April 24, 2013, and held pending further investigation. And in January 2014 he was re-re-arrested over another fresh secks abuse allegation then re-re-re-arrested in February. Starr is in high dudgeon over being pulled in so often, and claims he will file an application in the High Court for judicial review into police and Crown Prosecution Service conduct. Good luck with that one.
As of May 2014, the Crown Prosecution Service annonced that Starr would not be prosecuted, citing 'lack of evidence' but there was still no sign of Starr's High Court application. However, he did decide to walk out of a TV interview when asked whether he'd ever done anything "questionable". (Obviously, he realised a few minutes later that this wasn't the best way to prove his "innocence", so he walked back in again).
However, while being interviewed he did take the opportunity to deny that he was ever in any way close to Max Clifford ... just like he denied ever having met Jimmy Savile. Freddie Starr must therefore be one of the very, very, few British people over 30 years old to have completely forgotten this story.
August 2014: Still no application.
May 2015: It is now one year since the case was dropped, and STILL no application. Speak to us, Freddie! Your fans are concerned!
July 2015: A more sensible celebrity has-been might have thanked his lucky stars he didn't get prosecuted, but not Freddie. Oh, no, indeed not.
Starr actually tried to sue Karin Ward for libel, demanding £300,000 in compensation for lost business.
HE LOST. Which means...
... Freddie Starr is officially a pedo. And it turns out that there were 16 other victims, who might now take legal action of their own. Nice work, cunt-chops.
On 15th November 2012, another "popular" former BBC radio disc jockey, Dave Lee Travis, a.k.a. DLT, The Hairy Cornflake and The Hairy Monster, was arrested as part of Yewtree's ongoing trawl into light entertainment deviants after claims surfaced that he'd been a bit too friendly with some underage girls as well. In his defence, DLT claimed that it was perfectly acceptable to touch a girl's itty bitty titties, so long as you were an oldfag. One of the Chuckle Brothers appeared as a character witness for the defence during Travis's court ordeal of January/February 2014.
This just in: On the 13th day of the month of February in the year of Our Lord 2014, after having retired for 22 hours to consider their verdicts, the Jury trooped back before the beak and declared that they had found the bearded dollybird-botherer ... not guilty of 12 indecent assaults on nine wimminz dating back to the mid-1970s.
BLT held forth outside court, telling presspersons: "I don't feel there's a victory in any way shape or form. On the contrary, I've been through a year and a half of hell with this, which includes costing me so much money to pay for my part of this trial, proving the point that not all famous people have got loads in the bank, so I had to sell my house to do it. That's OK because I know there's a lot of people who are worse off than me.
"I did lose my reputation as well, which I may try to get back later. I want to say I had two trials: one by media and one by crown court and I have to say in all honesty that I preferred trial by crown court."
However, Travis was told by judge Anthony Leonard that he remains on police bail, facing possible re-trial over two charges the jurors couldn't agree on. SO ... we shall see if truth prevails, or if British so-called justice is, as we all suspect, rotten to the very core. Till next time, Dave.
26 Feb 2014: New trial confirmed, early March hearing.
May 2014: HHHDRTISC: Trial scheduled for September instead.
5 September 2014: DLT back before the beak
(N.b., not part of Yewtree, but doesn't merit his own page).
On 5 December 2012 Yewtree cuntstubbles arrested old-school BBC person Stuart Hall OBE(82), best previously known for laughing infectiously while Spaniards dressed in giant rabbit suits fell into paddling pools while spinning platefuls of jelly for the delectation of trans-europe watchers, hey it was the 1970s and we were waiting for the Muppet Show to come on, and charged him with three historical counts of indecent assault, involving a 16 or 17-year-old girl in 1974 (boo, hiss), a 9-year-old girl in 1983 (yay! PEDO), and a 13-year-old girl in 1984 (MASSIVE PEDO!). Bail, then denial. Preston Magistrates Court (7 January 2013) "not guilty" to all charges. Sent up the justice system to Crown Court. Conditionally bailed (remain resident at home address no unsupervised contact with children under 17).
Accompanying publicity led to more fiddled-with females coming forward. Charged (22 January 2013) with
- Raping a 22-year-old in 1976 (boring) and
- Indecently assaulting 10 more girls, then aged from 9 (that's more like it) to 17 years old between 1967 and 1986.
Bailed again. Called the charges "pernicious, callous, cruel and, above all, spurious" (7 February 2013).
But then (16 April 2013) suddenly pleaded guilty to 14 charges of indecent assault involving 13 girls aged between 9 and 17 years old. Bailed again, pending sentencing (17 June). Crown Prosecution Service dropped rape charge and three indecent assault charges. Hall: "unreserved apology" to victims.
Turned out while bailed (22 February 2013) transferred house (estimated expensiveness: £1.2 million) into wife's name to avoid compensation claims making him roofless. Cunt.
Preston Crown Court (17 June 2013) sentenced to 15 months in a locked studio. Done and dusted. But then: Attorney general referred sentence to Court of Appeal. 26 July sentence increased to 30 months.
15 July 2013 Lancashire rozzers confirmed five new allegations of rape and sexual assault including alleged rape of 12-year-old girl (NONCEMUNGOUS). Further investigations, 16 more charges of rape and indecent assault, 6 November 2013 appeared in court again, did not plea ("Not guilty" by default). Back in court (29 November), next trial due May 2014.
Stripped of OBE. Is disgrace.
And the LORD shall judge all. Selah.
To the Max
—Max Clifford on ITV's Daybreak, speaking before his arrest (presumably talking about himself).
The UK's best known and most highest profilest public relations agents, Max Clifford was bagged by Yewtree officers at his home in a "dawn swoop" conducted at 7.04 am on 6 December 2012. He was then held for questioning at Belgravia police station until 2:09pm that same day, when he was released on bail. In late 2013 he appeared in court and denied an epic chain of win, relating to seven separate women:
- One offence of indecent assault relating to a girl, aged 14, in 1966
- One offence of indecent assault relating to a woman, aged 18, in 1974/75
- Three offences of indecent assault relating to a girl, aged 15, in 1977/78
- One offence of indecent assault relating to a woman, aged 19, in 1978
- Two offences of indecent assault relating to a girl, aged 16 or 17, in 1981/82
- One offence of indecent assault relating to a woman, aged 19, in 1980/81
- Two offences of indecent assault relating to a woman, aged 18, in 1984
Rather intriguingly, before his arrest Clifford had bragged: "Don't forget I was the one that broke the Gary Glitter story, and when the people that came to me to tell me about Gary Glitter, Jimmy Savile's name came up several times in those conversations. That was years ago... I passed it all on."
Asked if he meant he had passed the allegations on to the police, Clifford replied vaguely: "No, the people concerned. The people that came to see me."
Clifford appeared to have the inside track on Yewtree, saying: "Oh, there's lots of other people [...] there are several of them whose names haven't come out [...] there's an awful lot more to come... potentially."
Plea bargain in the offing perhaps? Will Clifford sing like a canary on the subject of his fellow celebrity sex-pests or will he end up shower-fodder as a guest of Her Maj? Stay tuned!
(Due back in court for trial on 4 March 2014).
28 April 2014: Guilty of eight indecent assaults -- the first Yewtree conviction.
1 May 2014: Sentenced to eight years. Full sordid details (for those who like that sort of thing) in the recorded judgement, viewable here (PDF)
7 November 2014: Appeal denied. Take him down.
10 December 2017: Dead
The Popbitch post-mortem,, archived:
On 19 December 2012, Lucky Jim's former producer Ted Beston (76) was successfully bagged by Yewtree, under the "Savile and Others" investigatory strand. (Archived: )
Beastly Beston worked with S*v*l* on his BBC Radio 1 shows, including Savile's Travels in which the defunct do-er of diddlings travelled across the UK talking to "ordinary members of the public" with a view to rooting their sprogs.
Savile affectionately referred to Beston on air as "Uncle Ted" ... brrrr.
As it 'appens, the charges against Uncle Ted were eventually dropped for lack of evidence (Archived: )
In a May 2013 statement, his solicitors said: ""(Beston) was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Jimmy Savile but asks that all involved are mindful of the dangers of guilt by association. Having lived under siege he now asks that he be left alone."
Character evidence was soon forthcoming from none other than Jonathan "Vile Pervert" King, lone champion of Jimmy Savile's innoncence, who started a thread on his message board entitled: Mean spirited media coverage of Ted Beston's total innocence.
—The Vile Pervert himself (Archived:)
And it came to pass that The Curse Of King struck again because...
Nov 2015: Would it be inappropriate to say that Uncle Ted is not a fan of either kind of fuzz? Pulled in for questioning again. (Archived: )
Pls to cast an eye at: Jim Davidson
Arrested the same day as Davidson was his old mate Mike Osman. Osman is an English local radio presenter who appeared on Jim Davidson's snooker-themed game show Big Break, and also did summer tours with the Masonic woman-worrier.
He was released from bail in February 2014 but no-one noticed due to him being irrelevant. However, when he was released the nature of the charge became clear: He and Davidson were alleged to have been tag-team rapists in the 1980s.
The very same day, Yewtree detectives arrested a 65-year-old man in south London, no names, no packdrill.
Cameras aren't allowed in UK courts, but artists are: Can you tell who it is, yet?
Next on the block, a fortnight later (26 April 2013) alleged "comedian", pro-celebrity golfer and all-round gappy-toothed rosy-faced fat fuckwad Jimmy Tarbuck OBE (73) was nicked at home in Kingston Upon Thames, SW London, and thoroughly pumped (for information, you dirty) in connection with an alleged assault on a young boy that occurred in the late 1970s in Harrogate, North Yorkshire (Yorkshire again? Fancy that).
"Tarby", as he is generally reviled, was released on bail.
He had been polluting the airwaves since 19-fucking-63, putting his non-existent comedic talents to no use whatsoever on TV pabulum such as Sunday Night at the Fucking London Palladium Again and variety and quizshows including Winner Takes All and Full Swing.
Confusingly, Tarby-boy was lifted following information passed on from Metropolitan police officers working on Operation Yewtree to North Yorkshire police, because the Met decided that the scrutinisation of Tarbuckian touchings-up didn't fall under their remit and so North Yorkshire police travelled the length of the country in order to arrest him in London, stamping ground of, er, the Metropolitan Police.
In March 2014 it was annonced that in fact SIX separate individuals had made pedo charges against Tarby, but that all six cases were being dropped by the CPS because of some bullshit they made up. This caused much wailing and gnashing of teeth the length of Britain as it means the old twat is free to stink up TV for the next 50 years as well.
12 October 2014: Tarfuck returns to TV on ... wait for it ... Sunday Night at the London Palladium, meanwhile giving an interview claiming a 'gang of women' had 'jumped on the [Yewtree] bandwagon' (even though the original complainant against JT was male, eh?) and saying all sorts of things about what had been claimed by his alleged 'victims', which to be fair he could be pulling out of his arse for all we know, since the case never made it to court so he's free to tell any old yarn to anyone. Oh yeah, and he also reckons that people claiming to have been sexually abused should have their names made public. Better become prime minister and change the law then, hadn't you, you fat old talentless (but legally innocent) fuck?
Savile chauffeur #3
"Spot the difference" time.
—BBC News, 28 October 2013 (Archived: )
In October 2013 Savile's former BBC driver David Smith (67) was found dead at his Lewisham home in an apparent suicide on the day he was due in court over child sex abuse charges. Smith, who during his time with the BBC had driven numerous other (unnamed) celebrities, had 22 previous convictions, dating back to 1965, for sexual abuse of young boys.
As a result of Yewtree, he faced:
- Two new counts of indecent assault
- Two counts of indecency with a child and
- One count of serious sexual assault
All charges related to a 12-year-old boy, and concerned offences dated from between June 1 and July 21, 1984. At a preliminary hearing in July, Smith had entered 'Not Guilty' pleas to all the charges.
In January 2014, Andrew Ash, the object of David Smith's warm affections, came forward to denounce the late driver as the leader of a parliamentary paedo ring that included a former female MP (which narrows the field quite a lot, but the media aren't pointing any fingers so the subject is presumably still alive and has access to lawyers). Mr Ash said he was motivated to speak out by his frustration over Operation Yewtree's apparent lack of progress.(Archived: )
So now there won't be a trial and Andrew Ash won't be called as a witness and testify on oath (i.e., with complete legal immunity) about the paedo sex parties that linked Savile with Parliament. Ah well, shit happens, eh?
Oh yeah, there should be an inquest into Smith's death due some time, but no-one's heard anything yet. But pound to a pinch of pigshit, it'll be another Establishment whitewash.
April 2014: David Smith Inquest returns 'Suicide' verdict.
His "suicide note" requested that his body parts should not be used for transplants, which has to be the first time Smith declined a chance to put an organ of his into a hospitalised kiddy.
The Coroner declared that there was "no evidence" to suggest "any connection" between Smith and Sordid Savs, although he admitted that Smith 'was contracted to work as a driver for the BBC in the relevant period' (i.e., during Savile's reign of lulz). Pure coincidence, then.
Not to be outdone, the BBC said: "We have not found a record of David Smith being employed by or working for the BBC."
"Two unnamed men"
On 29 October 2013 a pair of anonymities (so far) were arrested at separate London addresses on suspicion of sexual offences under the "Others" branch of Yewtree. And that's all we know.
Gambo: First Blood
After Sir Jim'll had died, Gambaccini had gone public stating that he was aware of the necrophilia claims in the 1980s, that reporters at the time were aware of a story linking Savile to 'necrophilia', and that he himself was aware of Savile's attraction to (Pauly's words) "under-age subnormals".
Gambo told BBC Radio 5 Live listeners: "He targeted the institutionalised, the hospitalised - and this was known. Why did Jimmy go to hospitals? That's where the patients were."
As of June 2014, the old faggot was still on police bail and still hadn't been charged with anything, leading his old friend and fellow cocklord Stephen FUCKING Fry to denounce the whole of Operation Yewtree. Because of course, that's a perfectly reasonable response to a delay in the criminal justice system.
10 October 2014: CPS declines to bring case against Gambo, involving allegations from the 1980s made by men who were 14 and 15 at the time, also discharging an unnamed 75-year-old at the same time. Who was he? We may never know ...
In December 2013 former Stoke Mandeville Hospital employee Dr Michael Salmon (78) appeared in court as a result of charges arising from Yewtree, accused of assaulting four girls under the age of 16 between 1972 and 1985, including one count of rape.
Salmon, a consultant paed ... iatrician (lol) at the Buckinghamshire hospital, was suspended in 1989 after an investigation into financial irregularities. During the inquiry investigators found evidence of him molestifying two female 13-year-old patients and a criminal investigation was launched, as a result of which seedy Salmon admitted two counts of indecent assault in a 1990 trial and was banged up for three years.
The names of at least three other doctors have been passed to Yewtree, which is investigating claims that they were part of a loose network of hospital-based child-fanciers connected with Savilian salaciousness.
Anyway, Dr "fishy fingers" Salmon was released on bail until a later hearing, and is expected to be found dead in a tragic asphyxiwank accident any day soon. Watch this space!
September 2014: Salmon appears in court to enter "Not Guilty" pleas. Further hearing in November, trial expected early 2015. C'mon guize, pull yer fucking fingers out, he'll be dead before you convict him at this rate!
N.b., The "At least three other (Stoke Mandeville) doctors" being scrutinised by Op Yewtree, mentioned above, have somehow dropped quietly off the radar.
January 2015: The case commences. Salmon's defence brief tells the Jury that there is no connection between his client and Sir James, despite the fact that Savs and Salmon were both predatory nonces who worked closely with children in the very same hospital at exactly the same time and both liked their victims to call them "Uncle" (cf., Sav's old pal "Uncle Ted"). So, this is obviously yet another one for the 'funny coincidence' file.
Jan 2016: Charged with 26 further offences. He'll be 200 before he gets out at this rate.
Here, Kitty, Kitty!
In August 2014, a long-standing rumour on the internet broke through into IRL when South Yorkshire Police -- yes, Yorkshire again -- raided a stately home belonging to Britain's Peter Pan of Pop, Sir Cliff Richard. SYP were apparently acting on a tip-off from Operation Yewtree, who couldn't investigate Mr Richard themselves because, well, never you mind, I'm sure they had their reasons. The entire raid, being the most newsworthy thing happening on the planet that day, was filmed by the BBC from a helicopter. Turned out that a police leaker had tipped the BBC off that Cliff was in their sights, the police had attempted to delay publication of the story until after the raid, and the BBC had then gone balls-out and filmed the whole thing. The allegation dates from 1985 and a man who says Cliffy molested him at an event run by notorious Yank televangelist Billy Graham. There may be others, we shall see.
Sir Clifford (real name Fred Blatt or something, CBA to check) was not even in the country at the time, as he recently adopted Barbadian citizenship and only returns to Britain twice a year to retain his youthful looks by bathing in the freshly-drawn blood of young virgins. Srsly, this guy has had a top ten hit in each of the last six decades. Tony Blair is a regular guest at CR's Caribbean hideaway, where no doubt they joined in karaoke renditions of Cliff's poptabulous sing-alongs The Young Ones and Bachelor Boy.
God-bothering Richard has been bedevilled by rumours about his sexuality for years, at one time claiming to be a permavirgin, although also being linked to various female stars (in a purely platonic Christian way, of course), even though he appears to live with a male partner and had recently said that it shouldn't matter to people whether he was gay or not. He's stopped claiming to be a virgin and nowawadays says he's just celibate.
25 February 2015: Investigation 'considerably expanded', more than one allegation. Oh, Cliff, Cliff...
June 2016: CPS says: "Insufficient evidence" so Cliff's off the hook. Congratulations. And, indeed, celebrations.
Who knows what lurks behind the smiling mask of a showbiz personality?
Why, why, why...
... Lolita? Well, why not, eh?
Stand by for...
... Operation Yewtree II, Electric Boogafuckoff.
May 2015 - IT'S HERE: Operation Hydrant identifies 1,400 VIP pervs, including celebrities and politicians (although we haven't been told who they are yet).
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