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

Tim Westwood has stepped down from his show on Capital Xtra until further notice following allegations of sexual misconduct, Global has said

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A statement from Global said: “Following the claims that have recently come to light, Tim Westwood has stepped down from his show until further notice.”

The veteran hip hop DJ and radio presenter, who left BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra in 2013 after nearly 20 years, has been accused of sexual misconduct and predatory behaviour by several women.

A representative said Westwood “strongly rejects all allegations of wrongdoing”.

In allegations made to the BBC and The Guardian, Westwood, 64, is alleged to have misused his position in the music industry to take advantage of seven women who were in their late teens or early 20s at the time.

Tim Westwood
Tim Westwood

The allegations were detailed in a BBC Three documentary, Tim Westwood: Abuse of Power, which aired on Tuesday evening.

A statement from Westwood’s representative on Tuesday said: “Tim Westwood strongly denies all allegations of inappropriate behaviour.

“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.”

Tim Westwood
Tim Westwood

Westwood was due to appear at a number of events over the next month but the listings have disappeared from his website.

An appearance at the Empire in Bedford, which was due to take place on April 29, has been scrapped and a statement from his management shared on Instagram says: “In light of the allegations, this event has been cancelled.

“Tim Westwood denies all allegations of wrongdoing.

“Apologies for inconvenience this may cause to your bank holiday weekend.”