A girl has alleged Tim Westwood had intercourse with her when she was 14 – and is a person of many women who have now come ahead with promises of sexual misconduct from the DJ.
Westwood, now 64, was in his 30s when he had sexual intercourse with the then teen for the initially time, she instructed the BBC and the Guardian, which have been investigating the former Radio 1 presenter.
Representatives for the DJ did not react to Sky News’ ask for for comment on the newest statements, but he has formerly “strongly” denied any wrongdoing.
10 black women of all ages have now built allegations in opposition to the DJ since an initial investigation by the two news retailers was designed general public in April – showcasing promises that Westwood abused his position in the songs market to consider benefit of seven females in their late teens or early 20s.
Of the 10 most recent statements, four of the gals say they ended up underneath 18 when the alleged incidents transpired, whilst 6 say they ended up young grown ups. None of the alleged incidents were documented to the law enforcement and all but one of the gals have asked to continue being anonymous.
Aside from two mates, the women of all ages who have now occur ahead are not recognised to every single other and have never achieved, the BBC and Guardian have explained.
In a statement in April, a spokesperson for Westwood explained: “Tim Westwood strongly denies all allegations of inappropriate conduct.
“In a profession that has spanned 40 many years, there have by no means been any problems designed from him formally or unofficially.
“Tim Westwood strongly rejects all allegations of wrongdoing.”
The BBC, the place Westwood worked as a presenter for 20 many years, subsequently exposed it had been given six complaints towards him, including a person referred to law enforcement.
A report on the BBC’s “complete deep dive” investigation into the issues is established to be delivered within just the following two weeks.
Promises about the DJ’s conduct in direction of young black females he achieved through his operate in the music market had circulated on social media for some time.
The 64-year-old was an early winner of hip-hop in the Uk and hosted the initially nationally-broadcast rap clearly show on British isles radio from 1994.
He left Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra in 2013 immediately after approximately 20 years, joining Money Xtra to host a standard exhibit on Saturday nights, where by he was referred to as “The Big Dawg”.
He stepped down from the Cash Xtra radio display “until finally even more detect” immediately after the original allegations ended up created community in April.
Reps for Westwood did not respond to requests from the BBC and the Guardian pursuing the most current allegations, the news outlets reported.
Even so, in its report, the Guardian reported: “Westwood has strongly denied the allegations of the seven gals who featured in the authentic investigation in April.
“Lawyers performing for Westwood stated at the time that he was a nicely-highly regarded and extremely prosperous DJ. They reported he denied in their entirety the serious allegations remaining designed from him, saying they were being phony and defamatory, and reported he preferred to make clear that he did not behave in the method explained.”
A BBC spokesperson claimed: “As we have claimed, we are using this unbelievably significantly and want to have an understanding of particularly what happened with regard to the BBC. We are totally investigating and will publish findings in the following two months.”