Ex-Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood breaks cowl in London’s Soho as impartial probe investigates allegations of sexual misconduct towards him throughout his 20 years on the BBC
- Former Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood was pictured trying dishevelled and withdrawn as he walked by Soho
- Mr Westwood, 64, was accused of sexual misconduct by six girls in a BBC documentary and later extra
- The veteran presenter has averted the general public eye for the reason that allegations towards him first emerged in April
- BBC launched an impartial probe in August into his conduct throughout his 20-year profession on the company
Former Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood broke cowl in London as an impartial probe into allegations of sexual misconduct towards him throughout his 20 years on the BBC continues.
The DJ and TV presenter was pictured trying dishevelled and withdrawn as he walked by Soho sporting a inexperienced jacket and gripping his telephone.
Mr Westwood, 64, was accused by six black girls of sexual misconduct and predatory behaviour 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 broke cowl in London’s Soho
The veteran DJ was pictured trying matted and withdrawn as he walked by Soho
He has since averted 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 impartial 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 girls of sexual misconduct in a BBC Three documentary, Tim Westwood: Abuse of Energy, which aired in April
It would additionally look into whether or not issues 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 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 normal, Tim Davie, initially stated there was ‘no proof of complaints’ towards Mr Westwood.
Westwood has beforehand denied all allegations, with a spokesman saying there had by no means been any complaints towards 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 towards Westwood relationship again 40 years.
Scotland Yard detectives are investigating 4 intercourse allegations towards 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 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 towards him formally or unofficially.’