You might expect such a headline, given the seemingly disportionate attention the Catholic Church has received for clergy sexual abuse. Mind you, CWR covered clergy sexual abuse from the outset and criticized folks high and low. It's not exactly as if we simply wanted to change the subject. At the same time, it seems that other institutions involved with cover ups of child sexual abuse have often gotten, if not a pass, at least disproportionately less attention.
That situation is starting to change. A recent case in point: the BBC. Yes, you read correctly. The BBC is being accused of sexual abuse and cover up. According to an AP story:
"A sexual abuse scandal shaking the BBC
broadened Tuesday, with the broadcaster saying that it is investigating
claims of sexual abuse and harassment against nine staff members and
contributors, in addition to the late disgraced children's TV host Jimmy
"The BBC has been rocked by allegations that Savile, who
died last year, abused underage teens over several decades, sometimes
on BBC premises. Some of the alleged victims have accused other
entertainers and BBC staff of participating in abuse during the 1960s,
70s and 80s.
"Director-general George Entwistle told British
lawmakers Tuesday that the BBC is looking into historical allegations of
sexual abuse or harassment against 'between eight and 10' past and
"The BBC press office later clarified the figure, saying
there were allegations of 'sexual harassment, assault or inappropriate
conduct' against nine current or recent staff and contributors to the
BBC, which employs some 20,000 people.
"The broadcaster said some of the alleged offenses dated
to years ago, but the victims had all come forward since the Savile
scandal erupted. Some of the cases have been passed to police while
others are being investigated internally."