Though he was nowhere near as famous and influential as Savile. There may have been an element of Savile being seen as untouchable because of his fame and celebrity.
Yes, I'd imagine JS was seen as a bigger celebrity than an (ex) Coronation Street actor (no offence to anyone working on that show). It sounds like JS had alot more money than he did after a short time too.
This rather baffles me, from Adamson's Wikipedia entry:-
Adamson was alleged to have told Slater "I am totally guilty of everything the police said"...."But what I hope you will print - there was no sexual intent."
That doesn't make sense to admit to touching someone inappropriately but with no sexual intent
so, what? their hand slipped?