BEEB Confirm Half A Dozen Complaints Against Hip Hop DJ ‘Big Dawg’ Tim Westwood

Tim Westwood performs on stage during Wireless Festival 2019 - Photo Lorne Thomson - gettyimages

The BBC has revealed a complaint against former Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood had previously been referred to police.

It’s one of six complaints which the BBC now says it received about alleged bullying or sexual misconduct by the 64-year-old Westwood.

Westwood, who was a presenter on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra, denies the allegations.

In allegations reported by BBC News and The Guardian, Westwood, is alleged to have abused his position in the music industry to take advantage of seven women in their late teens or early 20s.

BBC spokesman said in a statement: “This is a historic case that the BBC has found in its files. We are establishing the facts around it.

It did not relate to conduct at the BBC, BBC premises, or conduct towards a BBC staff member, nor was it an accusation of physical assault.”

They did not reveal whether the complaints were received after an April statement.

The DJ, who is the son of Bill Westwood, the former Anglican bishop of Peterborough who died in 1999, began his career on local radio before joining Capital Radio in London.

He was later given his own show by BBC Radio 1.

The radio presenter left Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra in 2013 after nearly 20 years and returned to Capital Xtra to host a regular show on Saturday nights, where he was referred to as “The Big Dawg“.