DJ Tim Westwood Is the Subject of Six Alleged Bullying and Sexual Misconduct Complaints, BBC Confirms

All of that work hasn’t concluded and is ongoing. When that work has concluded, we will say more.” "We also said that we would dig into what happened in the past. We said we would take this seriously, and we are. “As we have said, if people have things that they want to raise with the BBC, then they should do so. People have now done so and we will continue to investigate," a BBC spokesperson said in a statement shared with Variety. We are doing that with great care.
In April, a joint investigation conducted by the BBC and the Guardian brought to light the accounts of seven Black women who alleged sexual touching and sexual misconduct by Westwood between 1992 and 2017. The 64-year-old Westwood presented shows on BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra between 1994 and 2013. They were featured in the BBC Three documentary, "Tim Westwood: Abuse of Power."
He has stepped down from his show on radio station Capital Xtra until further notice, parent company Global said. Westwood denies all charges.
The details about the six complaints emerged after BBC News took up the corporation's response with the Information Commissioner's Office, which manages Freedom of Information Act requests in the U.K.
Months after BBC director general Tim Davie said there was "no evidence of complaints," the BBC has said it has received six complaints against DJ Tim Westwood.
Variety has reached out to Westwood's representatives for comment.” />
Davie also said: “Every complaint has to be taken seriously. If people have evidence where things weren’t followed up or they have concern in this area bring it to us… we will follow up anything and we will dig and dig and dig. If people have got evidence of wrongdoing we need to bring it forward.” If anything comes up we will investigate it fully.
At the time, Davie, who was director of audio and music at the BBC from 2008-2012, had said "we looked at our records and we've seen no evidence of complaints" against Westwood.
In 2021, a BBC News journalist had requested information about complaints against Westwood in a request made under the Freedom of Information Act, but the corporation had declined to confirm or deny that it had any information about his alleged behavior.

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