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Tim Westwood has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women

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Several women have accused DJ Tim Westwood of sexual misconduct.

Westwood, 64, is accused of predatory and unwanted sexual behavior and touching in incidents between 1992 and 2017.

The allegations were made public in an investigation by the BBC The guard.

He vehemently denies the allegations. A spokesman said so too The guard they were entirely false and denied in their entirety.

The seven women, all black, have provided detailed reports after anonymous allegations of inappropriate behavior towards the channel circulated on social media in June 2020.

In a statement at the time, Westwood denied any wrongdoing, saying the allegations were fabricated, false and unfounded.

Some of the accusers have claimed the white DJ, who was an early supporter of hip-hop in the UK, used his position in the music industry to exploit women.

They will share their accounts in a new BBC Three documentary, Tim Westwood: Abuse of Power, which airs tonight (Tuesday 26 April) at 9pm.

One of the accusers claimed Westwood drove her to an apartment and initiated unwanted sex when she was 19 and he was 53. She said she felt “completely powerless” and “very, very scared” when he allegedly exposed his genitals to her in a car while driving her from central London.

Another woman claimed she was 17 and in an R&B group when Westwood, then in her thirties, subjected her to unwanted oral sex.

Other women have accused the DJ of touching their bums and breasts when posing with him for photos at events he was performing at.

Westwood worked for BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra for almost 20 years and left in 2013 to work at Capital Radio where he hosts a Saturday night program.

He hosted the show on MTV UK Pimp My Ride UK.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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