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Tim Westwood – BBC Radio 1 DJ accused of sexual misconduct UK News

BBC Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood has been accused of sexual misconduct by several women, who say he used his position in the music industry to exploit them.

As BBC News reports, the 64-year-old is accused of predatory and unwanted sexual behavior and touching, in incidents between 1992 and 2017.

Westwood strenuously denies the allegations.

In the 1990s, Westwood was an early champion of hip-hop in the UK and hosted the first nationally broadcast rap show on UK radio from 1994.

A total of seven women have come to the BBC and the Guardian with their stories of Westwood’s inappropriate behavior.

Times Series: Westwood has been charged with multiple incidents of sexual misconductWestwood has been charged with multiple incidents of sexual misconduct

The BBC report: “The seven women who spoke to the BBC are all black and say they met Westwood through his work. Some of them accuse the DJ of abusing his power within the music industry. the music.”

Two of the women discussed an incident where they met Westwood to discuss music, where they accused the DJ of leading them into an apartment and initiating unwanted and unexpected sex.

One was 19 at the time, while Westwood was 53.

Another woman told the BBC she met Westwood, then in her 30s, when she was 17 and a member of an R&B group. She says she had unwanted oral sex after agreeing to meet him.

Four other young women accuse the DJ of touching their buttocks or breasts as they posed for photos with him at different events where he performed.

The women tell their stories in the documentary, Tim Westwood: Abuse of Power, which airs on BBC Three at 9pm today (Tuesday 21 April).

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This notice was published: 2022-04-26 12:18:01

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