The girl called the former Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood a “predator,” and nine other women accused him of inappropriate behavior. It happens after a number of women accused him in April of abusing his power in the music business. The minor, Esther, claimed Westwood, who was in his 30s at the time, had s*x with her multiple times starting when she was 14 years old.
She claimed to have met the DJ in 1990 at the Arch in Vauxhall. When Esther told him her age, he “didn’t look astonished,” according to Esther, and assured her she could keep going to the club.
She recalled the alleged abuse and claimed that Westwood had requested to meet her at Hammersmith Station, where he then picked her up in his car.
Before kissing her, the DJ allegedly offered Esther a drink, which she declined, and then drove her back to an apartment. Added her: “Okay, I don’t have an issue with it, I thought. It continued to advance from there. We got s*xual.” Esther claimed Westwood called her after hours and claimed she “never” given her permission.
When she turned 16
She allegedly stopped communicating with Westwood, and she referred to herself as “prey.” The new BBC News documentary Hip Hop’s Open Secret: Tim Westwood, which airs tonight on BBC3, includes Esther’s accusations. Women who were under 18 when they allegedly became the DJ’s targets also give testimony on the show.
The alleged occurrences have not been reported by any of the ladies to the police. One, Lydia, claimed she made an attempt at suicide after becoming caught up in a dominating relationship. The alleged victim, who was 16 at the time, said that the inappropriate acts were consensual but noted that because he was an adult and she was a juvenile, “It didn’t feel like a healthy s*xual relationship.”
The DJ was charged in April with “flashing and touching” seven women in an effort to take advantage of them. They informed the BBC and the Guardian about the alleged abuse that occurred between 1992 and 2017. Westwood, 64, has angrily refuted the allegations, and it’s understood that none of his accusers have made police aware of their claims.
The allegations caused him to leave his show at Capital Xtra.
Tim Westwood: Abuse of Power, a BBC Three documentary, previously presented the alleged victims’ testimonies. One alleged that Westfield engaged in an s*x act on her while she was just 17 and a part of an R&B group.
She described how the DJ, who was in his mid-30s at the time, had “total control.” Another person stated the alleged assault by the DJ left her “frozen with horror.”
The celebrity’s father, Bill Westwood, was a former Anglican bishop of Peterborough. He gained notoriety in 1994 as the host of the first nationally televised rap show on UK radio.
Westwood hosted the UK edition of Pimp My Ride and has received several MOBO awards. He suffered severe injuries in a drive-by shooting in 1999. In a prior statement, Westwood’s agent said: “In a career spanning 40 years, there have never been any accusations made against him, either officially or unofficially. All accusations of impropriety are categorically denied by Tim Westwood.