"Mr Blackburn said that neither Dame Janet's report into Savile, nor the BBC, made any suggestion he was guilty of misconduct with the girl, nor did a coroner's inquest or a subsequent police inquiry. He says that, during her review, Dame Janet saw BBC records allegedly showing he was interviewed about the girl's diary by a senior BBC executive, Bill Cotton, and by a senior lawyer. The DJ says he repeatedly told the review that he was never interviewed by either man. He said in a statement: "They are destroying my career and reputation because my version of events does not tally with theirs." "Sadly what is happening to me now seems entirely in keeping with the past BBC culture of whitewash and cover-up." I wouldn't describe myself as Mr Blackburn's greatest fan, but the news of his sacking simply because he will not confirm that this interview ever took place - given that BBC bosses must be turning cartwheels trying to look thorough and stringent - seems jolly unfair to me. I'd like to know who the "senior lawyer" was and what the records actually consist of. Edit: we are actually still allowed to discuss things in the news, yes?