Well said, and yes, that's a critical point... were they paid to mimic the 3 wise monkeys?
I don't think it is that simple. My mum worked as night superintendant in Scarboro hospital, she was told JS had taken children out for a runin his car at the weekends.
No one suspected anything, the concensus from day shift was "imagine someone that famous giving up their time". Mum always.worried about what would have happened if the kids became ill while out with him. She never met him as this was generaly a Sunday afternoon thing.