Tim Westwood resigned from his Capital Xtra radio show last week after multiple young Black women accused him of sexual harassment. Tim Westwood has spoken out after being accused of groping and predatory sexual behavior on multiple occasions. It seems Capital FM owner ordered journalists to keep Westwood allegations out.
According to a report in The Guardian, which detailed the DJ’s alleged misconduct in an investigation conducted with the BBC, the owner of Capital FM instructed its journalists not to report the allegations against Tim Westwood. The outlet also claimed that Capital FM’s parent company, Global, has been questioned by employees about whether they investigated anonymous allegations against Tim Westwood that were widely circulated in 2020.
Back then, the DJ categorically denied the allegations, claiming he had never had “inappropriate relationships” with underage girls. Global’s newsroom staff told The Guardian that their managers told them not to bring up the allegations against Tim Westwood.
They also claimed that some radio show hosts were told not to bring up the allegations on the air. In light of the allegations, Global confirmed that they have parted ways with Tim Westwood “until further notice.” However, the company was made aware of the DJ’s allegations nearly two years ago. In June 2020,
AllHipHop reported on anonymous claims made by several young Black women that circulated this story on social media. Staff reportedly told The Guardian at the time that they asked Westwood’s management to look into the claims. Furthermore, several Capital FM presenters raised the issue on Twitter, despite the fact that the company is believed to have received no formal complaints against the veteran presenter.
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