BBC has issued a statement acknowledging the complaints of sexual assault and bullying levied against Tim Westwood.
In April, a joint investigation conducted by BBC and The Guardian highlighted accusations of sexual touching and sexual misconduct levied against Tim Westwood. Throughout the BBC Three documentary, Tim Westwood: Abuse of Power, seven Black women described their experiences with Westwood and highlighted the allegations of inappropriate behavior aimed at the former DJ.
As the allegations of misconduct were brought to light, Westwood stepped away from his radio show on Capital Xtra indefinitely. However, he maintains that he is innocent of all wrongdoing. BBC Director-General Tim Davie also claimed that there was “no evidence of complaints” filed against Westwood.
Recently, Davie has decided to walk back his comments. In a recent statement, Davie acknowledged that there were six complaints of bullying and sexual assault filed against Westwood.
“Every complaint has to be taken seriously. If anything comes up we will investigate it fully. If people have evidence where things weren’t followed up or they have concerns in this area bring it to us… we will follow up anything and we will dig and dig and dig,” Davie stated.
“If people have got evidence of wrongdoing we need to bring it forward.”
Westwood has not publicly commented on these recent developments.