Ex-Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood breaks cowl as probe appears at sexual misconduct allegations in opposition to him

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Ex-Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood breaks cowl in London’s Soho as unbiased probe investigates allegations of sexual misconduct in opposition to him throughout his 20 years on the BBC

  • Former Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood was pictured wanting dishevelled and withdrawn as he walked via Soho
  • Mr Westwood, 64, was accused of sexual misconduct by six ladies in a BBC documentary and later extra
  • The veteran presenter has prevented the general public eye because the allegations in opposition to him first emerged in April 
  • BBC launched an unbiased probe in August into his conduct throughout his 20-year profession on the company

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Former Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood broke cowl in London as an unbiased probe into allegations of sexual misconduct in opposition to him throughout his 20 years on the BBC continues.

The DJ and TV presenter was pictured wanting dishevelled and withdrawn as he walked via Soho sporting a inexperienced jacket and gripping his telephone.

Mr Westwood, 64, was accused by six black ladies of sexual misconduct and predatory behaviour in a BBC Three documentary, Tim Westwood: Abuse of Energy, which aired in April, earlier than extra ladies additionally got here ahead with allegations.

Former Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood broke cowl in London’s Soho

The veteran DJ was pictured looking disheveled and withdrawn as he walked through Soho

The veteran DJ was pictured wanting raveled and withdrawn as he walked via Soho

He has since prevented the general public eye, solely being pictured for the primary time because the allegations emerged in August. 

The rarely-sighted DJ additionally made an look at Notting Hill Carnival late final month, the Mirror reported. 

In the identical month, the BBC introduced it was launching an unbiased inquiry into what the broadcaster knew about his conduct whereas he labored there and for different employers.

The inquiry, led by barrister Gemma White QC, who beforehand investigated bullying within the Home of Commons, is anticipated to final six months.

Mr Westwood, 64, was accused by seven women of sexual misconduct in a BBC Three documentary, Tim Westwood: Abuse of Power, which aired in April

Mr Westwood, 64, was accused by seven ladies of sexual misconduct in a BBC Three documentary, Tim Westwood: Abuse of Energy, which aired in April

It can additionally look into whether or not considerations about Westwood’s behaviour performed an element in his departure from the company in 2013, the BBC stated.

In August, it emerged that the BBC acquired a number of studies about Westwood in 2012, together with two allegations of inappropriate behaviour and sexual misconduct. 

The revelation got here after BBC director basic, Tim Davie, initially stated there was ‘no proof of complaints’ in opposition to Mr Westwood.

Westwood has beforehand denied all allegations, with a spokesman saying there had by no means been any complaints in opposition to him. 

Mr Westwood, who’s described as a ‘veteran of the hip-hop scene’ and whose profession has spanned forty years, has additionally been embroiled in a Met Police investigation into his conduct.

Scotland Yard detectives are investigating 4 intercourse allegations in opposition to Westwood relationship again 40 years. 

Scotland Yard detectives are investigating four sex allegations against Westwood (pictured in 2017) dating back 40 years

Scotland Yard detectives are investigating 4 intercourse allegations in opposition to Westwood (pictured in 2017) relationship again 40 years

Mr Westwood stepped down from his present on Capital Xtra after seven ladies made accusations of sexual misconduct and predatory behaviour in a joint Guardian and BBC Information investigation.

He has offered the Radio 1 rap present, the MTV present Pimp My Journey UK, 1Xtra and been on Capital Radio throughout his prolonged profession.

Mr Westwood’s consultant beforehand stated in an announcement to PA: ‘Tim Westwood strongly denies all allegations of inappropriate behaviour.

‘In a profession that has spanned 40 years, there have by no means been any complaints made in opposition to him formally or unofficially.’

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