Sep 30 2012
The nephew of the late broadcaster Sir Jimmy Savile has said his family is "disgusted and disappointed" that allegations his uncle sexually abused school girls have been made when he is no longer around to defend himself.
Roger Foster was responding to allegations in a TV documentary about Sir Jimmy's behaviour from a number of women.
The programme details claims from the women dating back to the 1970s, including allegations he abused girls in his Rolls-Royce car and at BBC TV Centre.
Mr Foster, from Goole, East Yorkshire, said he was not only concerned for Sir Jimmy's reputation and legacy but also for the damage the allegations could do to his charities.
He said: "I just get so disgusted and disappointed by it. The guy hasn't been dead for a year yet and they're bringing these stories out.
"It could affect his legacy, his charity work, everything. I'm very sad and disgusted."
Mr Foster said: "I just don't understand the motives behind this.
"I just think it's very, very sad you can say these things after someone's died and the law says you can't defend yourself when you're dead."
Sir Jimmy, who was famous for TV shows like Jim'll Fix It and Top Of The Pops as well as being a DJ on Radio One, died at his home in Leeds on October 29 last year, aged 84.
Exposure: The Other Side Of Jimmy Savile is due to be shown on ITV1 at 11.10pm on Wednesday.