Leatherhead woman claims she had 14-year affair with Jimmy Savile and aborted his child
9:00am Wednesday 31st October 2012 in News
A woman who said she had a 14-year affair with shamed television star Jimmy Savile and aborted his child has spoken of her disgust at his paedophilic past.
Donna Foot, of Leatherhead, said she enjoyed a relationship with Savile from the early 1980s until 1999, but had no idea he was abusing children throughout the relationship and now sees herself as victim of the star’s power.
She said: "I'm absolutely disgusted. He was a total conman, he conned everyone.
"Now I'm thinking 'you should have picked up on it'.
"I wish what he did had come out when he was alive. I even feel like digging up his grave and hacking him to bits.
"He came across as so genuine, even the Queen was taken in. I didn't really understand the power that he had, there was something about him.
"I was a victim, I was one of many."
The 50-year-old said she met Savile outside BBC's Radio One in her early 20s, while she was waiting for Cliff Richard - only to bump into the famous DJ on his way to work.
She had written to Savile as an eight-year-old for his Jim'll Fix It Show and said she was instantly enamoured upon meeting him.
She said: "He started saying to me 'Blondie, Blondie - give me your hand. He said 'I'm going up to my apartment' and asked me to go. I couldn't believe it was true.
"We went to the apartment and he wanted to take my number.
"He was asking about my singing and was saying he could help me as he had helped get a lot of people on the road to stardom.
"He was talking about Cilla Black and he said he was in with Tom Jones. I was on cloud nine. I was star-struck."
Six weeks later, Savile arranged to meet her again at his flat, before they took a cab to the BBC.
Mrs Foot said Savile - who called her "DoDo" - would make her give codewords to get past security guards at the BBC and would not want to pose for photographs with her.
She said: "He was very flirty with all the girls. There wasn't one girl who went past without him getting hold of them or kissing him, and would act like he wanted to go further.
"He would always kiss my hand and when he got hold of you he would push his groin into you."
Mrs Foot, now married, said she fell pregnant by Savile in 1999 but aborted the child without telling him.
She said: "I fell pregnant, and I worked out the dates. I was 10 weeks pregnant at that time.
"At that time I would go to his apartment and there was a wardrobe where he showed me his colourful jackets.
"I thought it was a wardrobe, but it was really a bed that came down.
"He would get me on the bed, he would look me in the eye - eye contact was the first thing - then he would put his hand on my leg and started rubbing me.
"It wasn't rape but he was advancing himself."
Mrs Foot, who has since converted to Catholicism, said Savile used the withdrawal method of contraception and, looking back, "thanked God" she never caught a sexually transmitted disease.
She said the BBC and police should have taken steps to stop the abuse and she was "livid" with them.
She said: "They are there to protect the public. If I knew that was going on and there were kids I would have spoken up.
"I would have taped him, I would have made him confess."