MURDERED TV-star Jill Dando reportedly knew ‘too much’ about the paedophile ring at the BBC, and tried to alert her BBC bosses in the mid-90s, it has been claimed.
Dando, 37 who was shot dead outside her North London home in 1999, is said to have attempted to alert BBC bigwigs of the now infamous paedo ring operating inside the BBC and knew of “big name” stars caught up in the scandal, claimed a former colleague.
The Express reported that BBC bosses ‘didn’t want to know’ according to the source, as a new documentary is set to air on BBC One tonight at 9 pm.
An anonymous source, who also worked at the BBC spoke out in 2014 and told The Daily Express that the late Crimewatch host was told how DJs, celebrities and other staff were involved in ‘organised abuse.’
The source said: “no one wanted to know” when Jill raised concerns about the ring and other sexual abuse claims at the BBC.
Jill reportedly passed a file to senior BBC management in the mid-1990s, but it was ‘buried’.
In April 1999, Jill was murdered outside her doorstep, shocking the nation.
The source told the Express: “I don’t recall the names of all the stars now and don’t want to implicate anyone, but Jill said they were surprisingly big names.”
“I think she was quite shocked when told about images of children and that information on how to join this horrible paedophile ring was freely available.
“Jill said others had complained to her about sexual matters and that some female workmates also claimed they had been groped or assaulted.
“Nothing had been done and there seemed to be a policy of turning a blind eye.”
The source added: “I think it was in the mid-1990s. She was seen as the face of the BBC and a magnet for women with problems.”
“She passed the information on to someone else and they gave it back. No one wanted to know.”
“I do remember that she gave a file to senior management. I don’t think she heard any more.”
“Other women who complained told Jill they didn’t want to risk their careers by making official statements against individuals as they would lose their jobs and that bosses seemed to ignore it.”