BBC News Head Resigns over False Sex Abuse Report

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The BBC is facing a huge scandal over its mishandling of two-sex abuse scandals.

The British news agency has been under pressure for covering up reports about a now-deceased personality accused of serial child sex abuse.

Police received complaints from some 300 victims accusing host Jimmy Savile of abusing them. Some of the alleged incidents may have occurred on BBC premises.

Meanwhile, BBC news chief Helen Boaden along with her deputy, Steve Mitchell, have stepped aside after a British politician was wrongly implicated in a sex-abuse claim.

The BBC said in a statement Monday that neither Boaden nor Mitchell "had anything at all to do" with the probe that wrongly implicated the politician.

"Consideration is now being given to the extent to which individuals should be asked to account further for their actions," the statement said, "And if appropriate, disciplinary action will be taken."

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