Chris Patten

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BBC Trust Chairman Chris Patten attends a press conference at BBC... News PhotoAbuse,Attending,BBC,Chris Patten,Finance,Greater London,Holding,Horizontal,Jimmy Savile,London - England,Presenter,Press Conference,Releasing,The Media,UKPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPBBC Trust Chairman Chris Patten attends a press conference at BBC Broadcasting House in London on December 19, 2012 on the release of the Pollard Report into the BBC's handling of the child-sex abuse claims against late presenter Jimmy Savile. The report strongly criticised the BBC's handling of allegations of child sex abuse against Savile but cleared the corporation of a cover-up. The report sparked the resignation of the BBC's deputy director of news, Stephen Mitchell, and led to the editor and deputy editor of the current affairs programme Newsnight at the centre of the scandal being replaced. AFP PHOTO / POOL / CHRIS RADBURN (Photo credit should read Chris Radburn/AFP/Getty Images)