The BBC has been forced to pay one of its child abuse victims £1 million in damages after knowingly allowing an elite pedophile ring to operate within the corporation for decades.
Karin Ward was given £1 million in damages after the BBC screened clips in which she claimed comedian Freddie Starr had groped her.
Karin Ward was the first to publicly blow the whistle on predatory pedophile Jimmy Savile, which subsequently promoted the UK government to launch a public inquiry into elite pedophile rings operating within UK politics and media..
The 58-year-old says she was persuaded by Newsnight to reveal her story and told any legal fees would be covered if she was sued.
However Panorama showed clips of Ms Ward claiming Starr also ‘preyed on her’ – despite assurances the comic would not be named.
Starr sued her for libel in 2015 and while he lost, he refused to pay her £952,400 legal costs.
Ms Ward, from Oswestry in Shropshire, subsequently sued the corporation for £1million claiming it betrayed her, according to The Sun…