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Old November 22 2012, 04:03 PM   #112
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Re: Jimmy Savile

BBC crisis: Entwistle 'wanted 450,000 to leave'

Former BBC director general George Entwistle was only prepared to resign for the 450,000 pay-off he would have received if sacked, MPs have been told.
BBC Trustee Anthony Fry told the Public Accounts Committee of his "irritation" at having to pay the full sum, and not the 225,000 payable for a resignation.
But he said he had felt the quickest way of removing Mr Entwistle was best.

Mr Entwistle quit on 10 November after a Newsnight report led to Lord McAlpine being wrongly accused of child abuse.
Mr Fry said that Mr Entwistle would have concluded from his meeting with the BBC Trust earlier that day that he no longer had its full confidence.
His lawyers soon afterwards made it clear he would resign for the 450,000 pay-off, which represented a year's salary.

"I had to take off my substantial irritation and think, what at this point is in the best interests of the BBC and the licence fee-payers?" said Mr Fry.

Who knew it was that easy to get a years pay.....and who can blame him, how is anybody supposed to live on a 250.000 pay off these days. lol

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