Tim Westwood accused of ‘sex with 14-year-old’ who later ‘tried to kill herself’

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DJ Tim Westwood has received allegations from a woman who has claimed that he had sex with her multiple times, starting from when she was 14 years old.

The woman has claimed that he was in his 30s and called him a “predator”.

Westwood has not responded to this specific allegation, but previously denied accusations of sexual assault made against him.

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This comes as several women have come forward during an investigation which was launched by BBC News and The Guardian.

They involve allegations of misconduct and abuse, which begin as early as 1990 and go until 2020.

Earlier this year, a number of women came forward to accuse the DJ of predatory and unwanted sexual behaviour and touching between 1992 and 2017.

They accused the former Radio 1 DJ of abusing his position in the music industry and BBC News with The Guardian have investigated the stories of 10 women.

Some women have told the BBC that they were under the age of 18 when they met Tim, with one saying that she was 14 when she first had sex with him, and another who was 16 whilst he was in his 40s.

The woman who was 14 when the alleged abuse happened said the experience later led to her trying to take her own life.

While the woman who had been 16 at the time said that Westwood began a “controlling” relationship with her and both women have said that “relationships affected their mental health”.

A further two women have said that they were also in their mid-teens when the Radio 1 DJ assaulted them, their testimonies featured in BBC News’ new documentary Hip Hop’s Open Secret: Tim Westwood.

The documentary is available to watch now and addresses the “new concerns” about the now 64-year-old’s alleged misconduct throughout his career.

Another woman has said that she was 20 years old when she met him at a student club night, after which he later “sexually assaulted her in his hotel room by pushing his penis into her mouth while she was resisting”.

Tim has previously denied the allegations of a further seven women, who were involved in the original investigation.

At the time, a spokesperson responded and said: “Our client confirms that there has never been any complaint made against him, whether officially or unofficially, relating to claims of inappropriate behaviour of the nature described.”

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