Veteran DJ Tim Westwood is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct by women who claim he abused his position to take advantage of them.
The 64-year-old has been accused of ‘predatory sexual behaviour’ by three women, while four others allege he groped them at events, reports the Guardian and BBC.
It is claimed the first alleged incident took place in 1992, while the most recent came in 2017.
The women, who are all black and do not know one another, were aged in their late teens or early 20s when they claim they were set upon by the former Radio 1 star.
Three of the women, aged 17, 19 and 20 at the time, accuse Westwood of ‘opportunistic and predatory sexual behaviour’ after agreeing to meet with him.
Two of them, who had aspirations of working within the music industry, claim they agreed to meet Westwood in London to discuss music, before he ‘initiated unwanted and unexpected sex’.
A further four women say Westwood groped them while posing for a picture with him after his nightclub performances.
The DJ has strenuously denied all claims. A spokesperson for the DJ told MailOnline: ‘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.’
Veteran DJ Tim Westwood is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct by women who claim he abused his position to take advantage of them. The DJ has strenuously denied all allegations
One accuser claims Westwood (pictured) drove her to a flat in central London and initiated unwanted sex when she was 19 and he was 53. The DJ has denied all allegations
The seven women have provided their own claims in the wake of anonymous sexual misconduct allegations levelled against Westwood on social media two years ago.
One accuser claims Westwood drove her to a flat in central London and initiated unwanted sex when she was 19 and he was 53.
She told the BBC she felt ‘completely powerless’ and ‘very, very scared’ when he allegedly exposed his genitals to her in a car’.
Another woman, who was 17 at the time, alleges Westwood, then aged in his mid-thirties, also subjected her to unwanted sex.
Using the alias Tamara, she claimed the encounter took place after giving Westwood a demo of her own work while she was a member of an R&B group.
‘Within the recording industry and the black community, despite him being a white man, he had absolute power. He could make or break your career’, she said.
But once they arrived at a London flat, she claims Westwood, without saying anything, pulled down her trousers and underwear before performing oral sex on her.
One woman, using the pseudonym Isabel, alleges she was 19 and the DJ was 53 when he exposed his genitals to her in a car.
Isabel told the BBC that upon entering a flat in London, a naked Westwood entered the room with a drink in hand. He was allegedly holding a condom and initiated sex with her while she remained ‘frozen’.
Westwood, pictured above in 2005, is at the centre of a sexual misconduct storm after allegations were levelled against him in recent years
One accuser claims Westwood drove her to a flat in central London and initiated unwanted sex when she was 19 and he was 53. He has denied all of the women’s claims
Another woman was in her 20s when she told the BBC she met Westwood after reassuring her mother that it was work experience to help the DJ connect with a younger audience.
She claims when Westwood picked her up in a large American-style vehicle he started touching her inappropriately before his ‘erratic driving’ was picked up on by a police officer.
Later, in a London flat, she claims the DJ sat next to her and tried kissing her before they had sex. She claims the work experience he offered never materialised.
Other women claim Westwood groped them during photo shoots with the celebrity after his shows. One said she was aged 22, and Westwood 59, when he ‘moved his hand up the back of her skirt’ at a New Year’s Day event in London in 2017.
The women, whose identities have been anonymised, will share their accounts in a new BBC Three documentary, Tim Westwood: Abuse of Power which airs at 9pm tonight.
Westwood, son of the former Bishop of Peterborough, is a well known figure on the hip hop scene.
He began his career with local radio before joining Capital Radio in London and was later given his own show by BBC Radio 1.
Westwood is considered among the most influential rap and hip hop DJ in Europe and is a winner of numerous radio industry awards, including best radio DJ in the Music of Black Origin ceremony.
In 1999 he was the victim of a drive by shooting in south London after leaving a concert.
Two men on a motorbike pulled up alongside his Range Rover and fired several shots. Westwood suffered an arm injury and later said the attack was part of an extortion attempt by a gang.
Tim Westwood, son of the former Bishop of Peterborough, is a well known and award-winning figure in the UK hip hop scene
In 2020, Westwood was forced to deny involvement in similar allegations when the hashtag #survivingTimWestwood appeared on Twitter.
Westwood’s name and the allegations began trending on Twitter after an unnamed woman posted messages describing a four year relationship.
Using the Twitter name @survivingtimwestwood she admitted she was in love with the DJ and had not gone to police with any of her allegations.
Others responding to the Twitter messages called on bosses at Global Radio, where Westwood works for Capital Extra, to investigate his behaviour towards young black women.
The renowned DJ vehemently denied sensational allegations on social media that he has behaved inappropriately with student fans.