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BBC chief denies cover-up over sexual abuse

A video grab shows BBC director general George Entwistle appearing before a Culture and Media Committee hearing at Parliament in London October 23, 2012. REUTERS/UK PARLIAMENT

A video grab shows BBC director general George Entwistle appearing before a Culture and Media Committee hearing at Parliament in London October 23, 2012. REUTERS/UK PARLIAMENT

A video grab shows BBC director general George Entwistle appearing before a Culture and Media Committee hearing at Parliament in London October 23, 2012. REUTERS/UK PARLIAMENT
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BBC director general George Entwistle walks past assembled members of the media, after appearing before a Culture and Media Committee hearing at Parliament in London October 23, 2012. The head of Britain's BBC told hostile lawmakers on Tuesday that allegations of sexual abuse against one of its former stars were a grave matter but denied bosses had tried to cover up one of the biggest crises to hit the publicly funded broadcaster. REUTERS/Olivia Harris

BBC director general George Entwistle walks past assembled members of the media, after appearing before a Culture and Media Committee hearing at Parliament in London October 23, 2012. The head of Britain's BBC told hostile lawmakers on Tuesday that...more

BBC director general George Entwistle walks past assembled members of the media, after appearing before a Culture and Media Committee hearing at Parliament in London October 23, 2012. The head of Britain's BBC told hostile lawmakers on Tuesday that allegations of sexual abuse against one of its former stars were a grave matter but denied bosses had tried to cover up one of the biggest crises to hit the publicly funded broadcaster. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
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