Jon Snow blogs about childhood kidnap ordeal
Channel 4 News anchor Jon Snow has spoken out about his own ordeals as a six year old in the wake of a spate of sex scandals shaking society via his blog.
With more and more victims choosing to speak out Snow has joined their number by giving voice to his own experience as a victim when kidnapped as a small child.
Snow wrote: “The swirl of allegation and denial that is filling the airwaves is forcing many to relive the abuse inflicted upon them. I know this in part because in a small way I too was a victim as a child.
“…I was six years old when a member of the domestic staff at the school, where my father taught, abducted me.
“He took me to his room and undressed me, and then himself. Thank heavens someone saw the abduction and eventually a member of staff intervened and rescued me. I remember to this day fretting over not being able to do my braces up. And I admit that I have found Savile regurgitating the guilt and confusion that I felt.”
Commenting on today’s changed culture and attitudes, which are finally shining a light on this past, Snow voices his suspicion that that process has only just begun.