British DJ, Tim Westwood Accused Of Sexual Abuse By Multiple Women

Celebrity UK based DJ and presenter, Tim Westwood has been accused of sexual misconduct by seven women.

According to the Guardian, the women claim Tim abused his position as a renowned DJ in the music industry to exploit them.

The Guardian indicates that three out of the seven women have accused the DJ of sexual behaviour that is “opportunistic and predatory.”

The other four have alleged that the DJ groped them at events.

Westwood, 64, is best known for his freestyling studio sessions that have featured super star singers and rappers from all over the world.

These revelations were made public through a joint inquiry by the Guardian and the BBC, focused on the DJ.

The allegations against Tim goes as far back as 1992 and the most recent is in 2017.

One of the women said, “Someone taking advantage of my naivety and lack of confidence isn’t something that I should have to carry with shame.”

The women, who are all Black, were in their late teens or early 20s when they claim the incidents took place, with the earliest incident reportedly occurring in 1992 while the most recent happened in 2017. They share their stories in a BBC Three documentary, Tim Westwood: Abuse of Power, which is due to air on BBC Three on Tuesday night, April 26.

They claim Westwood abused his position in the music industry to exploit them.

According to two of the women, who were aspiring to start a career in the industry, they agreed to meet the DJ in London to discuss music. They accuse the DJ of driving them to a flat and initiating unwanted and unexpected sex. One was 19 at the time, while Westwood was 53.

Another woman, then a member of an R&B group, said she met Tim when she was 17 and the DJ was in his mid-30s. She says the DJ subjected her to unwanted oral sex after agreeing to meet him.

The women who accused him of groping said the DJ touched their bottoms or breasts as they posed for photographs with him at different events where he was performing.

The BBC and the Guardian changed the names of the women, to protect their identities. The media outlets indicated the women do not know each other. Some of them still work in the music industry and fear repercussions, according to the BBC and the Guardian.

Allegations about Westwood’s behaviour toward young black women have circulated on social media for some time. In 2020, Westwood issued a statement to the Mail Online hitting out at the “fabricated allegations” and said they were false and without foundation.

For the first time, after these investigations, there have been detailed accusations against the DJ, which he debunks.

 

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