Jimmy Savile, abuse claims

Jimmy Savile groped me when I was just 14…

Deborah Cogger, whose story about Jimmy Savile appeared on the front page of THE SUN, appears on ITV THIS MORNINGJimmy Savile, abuse claims

Dealing with the media by yourself can be scary. So when Deborah Cogger’s story recently appeared on the front page of The Sun newspaper and she began receiving other media requests, she found herself not knowing where to turn to.

Luckily a quick google search brought up Featureworld, our agency that specialises in selling stories safely to the press for the ordinary person. We were quickly able to advise Deborah about where her story might go next.

And today she appeared on ITV THIS MORNING. Deborah was just 14 and in a children’s home when Jimmy Savile, who was its patron, visited. It was then in front of other girls at the residential school she says he suddenly grabbed her from behind and kissed her. During another incident she claims he grabbed at her chest.

Deborah managed to put the incident behind her but it haunted her – it was always there – and she now believes it is the reason why she’s never been able to trust men and her relationships have proved difficult.

It has been an enormous relief for Deborah to get her story out there – she had kept it bottled up for 38 years – and we are thrilled that we’ve now been able to place her story with a well known women’s magazine!

Deborah says: “Having never dealt with the media before, I didn’t know which way to go. Having Alison on board means I can just forward requests to her and she can give me advice so I can make the right decisions for me.”

If you find yourself in the centre of media attention and need help, then contact Featureworld here – enquiries are always dealt with in the strictest confidence: Contact Featureworld.

Alison Smith-Squire

Alison Smith-Squire is a writer, journalist and media agent selling exclusive real life stories to newspapers, magazines and TV. She owns the sell my story website Featureworld.co.uk, which was set up to help ordinary people sell their stories to the press.

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