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BBC ‘may have missed chances to explore concerns’ about Tim Westwood

The BBC may have missed chances to explore concerns raised over the conduct of the former Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood, an internal review has concluded. It found that the corporation received several reports about Westwood in 2012, including two allegations of inappropriate behaviour and sexual misconduct, and an accusation that the radio presenter “created a toxic atmosphere amongst those he worked with at the BBC”.
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Tim Westwood: BBC launches inquiry into response to claims against DJ

An independent inquiry led by a barrister is to be launched by the BBC into what it knew about the conduct of former Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood. The corporation previously acknowledged six complaints about bullying and sexual misconduct, which the DJ denies. Independent director Sir Nicholas Serota said new...
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Tim Westwood BBC Scandal: Independent Barrister Appointed To Lead Review

Click here to read the full article. A leading independent barrister has been appointed by the BBC to lead the review into the conduct of disgraced former DJ Tim Westwood during his two-decades long time spent working for the corporation. An extensive report will be forged by Gemma White QC of Linklaters following a miniature review conducted by the BBC over the past couple of weeks. The BBC said it is also in contact with the Metropolitan Police and as part of the ongoing work any relevant information will be passed to them. White will provide an account of any allegations or...
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Internal report says BBC should have further explored issues raised about DJ Tim Westwood

A new BBC internal report into allegations of sexual misconduct against Tim Westwood has concluded that the corporation should have further explored issues raised about the radio DJ during his time working for the broadcaster.Police are believed to be investigating sexual assault allegations against Mr Westwood spanning 40 years, but he has not been named as a suspect by the Metropolitan Police.Mr Westwood has denied any wrongdoing."New allegations and issues are emerging...For this reason the work must continue," BBC board independent director Sir Nicholas Serota said.Click here to sign up for our newsletters. Read More Body of co-pilot who exited plane before emergency landing is found in North CarolinaCrowds gather to protest on second anniversary of Beirut blastUS basketball star Brittney Griner sentenced to nine years in prison by Russian court
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Tim Westwood: Independent barrister to review BBC’s handling of DJ allegations

A prominent barrister has been appointed to lead an independent investigation into the BBC’s handling of sexual misconduct allegations against DJ Tim Westwood.Gemma White QC has been appointed by the broadcaster to head up the six-month probe in order to “fully examine what was known about concerns regarding Tim Westwood’s conduct during his time with the BBC”.Following accusations by several women of misconduct and predatory behaviour, the 64-year-old – who strongly denies any wrongdoing – stepped down from his show on Capital Xtra in April, nine years after leaving the BBC.The BBC has said it is willing to include...
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