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


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  • Former Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood was pictured wanting dishevelled and withdrawn as he walked via Soho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 girls in a BBC documentary and later extra
  • The veteran presenter has prevented the general public eye for the reason that 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 has damaged cowl in London in the present day 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The DJ and TV presenter was pictured wanting dishevelled and withdrawn as he walked via Soho in the present day carrying a inexperienced jacket and gripping his cellphone.

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

Former Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood has damaged cowl in London in the present day as a probe into allegations of sexual misconduct in opposition to him throughout his 20 years on the BBC continues

The veteran DJ was pictured looking disheveled and withdrawn as he walked through Soho in London today wearing a green jacket and gripping his phone

The veteran DJ was pictured wanting raveled and withdrawn as he walked via Soho in London in the present day carrying a inexperienced jacket and gripping his cellphone

He has since prevented the general public eye, solely being pictured for the primary time for the reason that 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 in parliament, is predicted 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 girls of sexual misconduct in a BBC Three documentary, Tim Westwood: Abuse of Energy, which aired in April

It’ll additionally look into whether or not issues about Westwood’s behaviour performed a component in his departure from the company in 2013, the BBC mentioned.

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

The revelation got here after BBC director common, Tim Davie, initially mentioned 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 over forty years, has additionally been embroiled in a Met Police investigation into his sexual conduct for months.

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 girls made accusations of sexual misconduct and predatory behaviour in a joint Guardian and BBC Information investigation.

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

Mr Westwood’s consultant beforehand mentioned in a press release 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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