THE estate of television presenter Jimmy Savile has been frozen in response to the sex abuse claims made against him, NatWest bank says.
The bank, which is acting as the late DJ’s executor, said: “Given the claims raised, distribution of the estate has been put on hold.”
Savile’s estate is thought to be worth about £4 million.
Lawyers representing those who claim they were attacked by Savile are planning to sue the estate for damages.
Police believe the BBC presenter and DJ could have abused as many as 300 people over a 40-year-period. Lothian and Borders Police is handling claims from women that they were abused at the hands of Savile.
Yesterday the Evening News revealed that Savile’s niece, Pam Ward, from Edinburgh, had cried for a week after hearing claims her uncle had abused hundreds of girls.