It wasn\’t then and it isn\’t now:
His comments came after Savile\’s former director on Jim\’ll Fix It revealed he saw the presenter having sex with a 16-year-old girl in his dressing room and informed BBC officials but they did nothing.
David Nicolson, 67, said he reported the incident to his bosses at the corporation in 1988 but was rebuffed and simply told: \”That\’s Jimmy\”.
He told The Sun newspaper: “I was revolted by his behaviour. They just shrugged it off, saying, ‘Yeah, yeah — that’s the way it goes’.”
“Everyone knew what was going on. That includes senior BBC people — chiefs at the highest levels.
It may well have been immoral, unethical, but not illegal. The age of consent is 16. And that\’s that. It\’s entirely possible to say that the age of consent should not be 16, it should be some other number. But it is.