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Tim Westwood steps down from Capital Xtra show following sexual misconduct allegations

The former BBC Radio 1 DJ has stepped down "until further notice"

  • Becky Buckle
  • 27 April 2022
Tim Westwood steps down from Capital Xtra show following sexual misconduct allegations

DJ Tim Westwood has left his Capital Xtra radio show after being accused of multiple cases of sexual misconduct.

According to The Independent a Global spokesperson has said: “Following the claims that have recently come to light, Tim Westwood has stepped down from his show until further notice.”

The former BBC Radio 1 DJ was accused yesterday of sexual misconduct by several women — a joint investigation by the BBC and The Guardian has found.

Accounts from seven women, who are all Black, dating from 1992- 2017 were shared with many accusing Westwood of abusing his power within the music industry.

Westwood "strenuously" denies the claims.

“In a career that has spanned 40 years, there have never been any complaints made against him officially or unofficially. Tim Westwood strongly rejects all allegations of wrongdoing,” reads a statement issued on his behalf.

More information to follow.

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Becky Buckle is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter

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