The Mail Online report:

The BBC’s most senior woman executive took her solicitor to the Proms at public expense after paying him thousands of pounds of licence fee money to represent her during the Savile scandal.

Helen Boaden, head of radio, invited lawyer Louis Charalambous to join her in a private box at the music festival last month in what insiders have labelled a publicly funded ‘thank you’.

Mr Charalambous represented Ms Boaden during last year’s Pollard Review, the £3 million BBC inquiry into the Jimmy Savile affair, and is credited with helping to save her BBC career.

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