Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood accused of sexual misconduct

Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood accused of sexual misconduct

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DJ Tim Westwood is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct by seven women.

The former BBC Radio 1 DJ is accused of predatory and unwanted sexual behaviour and touching, in alledged incidents between 1992 and 2017.

He has strongly denied the allegations.


Both the BBC and the Guardian have heard detailed accounts from seven women in a joint investigation into the former BBC Radio 1 DJ.

According to BBC News and BBC Three, the seven women who spoke to the BBC are all black, and say they met Westwood through his job. Some of the women accuse Tim Westwood of abusing his power within the music industry.

According to The Guardian the earliest alleged incident took place in 1992; the most recent in 2017.

The women tell their stories in a BBC Three documentary airing tonight. 'Tim Westwood: Abuse of Power' airs on BBC Three, tonight at 9pm.


The former BBC Radio 1 DJ was an early champion of hip-hop in the UK and hosted the first nationally-broadcast rap show of its kind on UK radio from 1994.

He left Radio 1 after 20 years, as part of a shake-up of its Saturday night schedule, and now hosts a show on Capital Xtra.

Tim Westwood has strenuously denied all the allegations. A spokesperson said they were completely false and denied in their entirety.

'Tim Westwood: Abuse of Power' is on the BBC iPlayer and airs on BBC Three at 9pm tonight.