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Tim Westwood hit with bullying allegation while working at BBC Radio 1

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Tim Westwood faced a bullying allegation while he worked as a DJ at BBC Radio 1, reports claim.Earlier this month, another 10 women claimed they are victims of sexual misconduct by Westwood, with one alleging he had sex with her when she was 14.Westwood previously strongly denied other allegations of sexual misconduct, with his reps saying in a past statement: ‘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.’Since then, the Guardian has reported that a former BBC employee raised concerns about ‘unacceptable bullying’ by the presenter when he was employed at Radio 1, but they felt they were warned against taking action.After the publications joint investigation with BBC News published allegations of sexual misconduct and predatory behaviour against Westwood in April, the BBC director general, Tim Davie, originally stated the corporation had no evidence of complaints.It later confirmed it had received six complaints related to allegations of bullying and sexual misconduct following a freedom of information request from BBC News, and announced an internal investigation would be published.A former staff member told the Guardian they worked with Westwood in the early 2010s and they shared a timeline of issues they raised on multiple occasions, including alleged ‘unacceptable bullying’.The employee said the complaints did not relate to sexual misconduct.They wrote an email to a BBC executive, in which they stated: ‘I have already had a conversation with you about the ongoing difficulties we’re having with Tim’s.

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