Met Police looking into claims DJ Tim Westwood had sex with girl, 14, as ten more women come forward | The Sun
THE Met Police are looking into claims Tim Westwood had sex with a 14-year-old girl after he was hit with a fresh wave of allegations.
The ex-Radio 1 DJ was described as a "predator" by the girl, with nine further women accusing him of sexual misconduct.
It comes after a string of women accused him of abusing his position in the music industry in April.
Westwood, 64, has vehemently denied the claims and none of his accusers are believed to have reported their allegations to police.
The Met Police confirmed they are looking into the fresh claims relating to the 14-year-old girl but no interviews have been conducted yet.
A spokesperson told The Sun Online: "The Met takes allegations of sexual offences extremely seriously and we are carrying out enquiries to establish further details."
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It comes after the teen, named as Esther, claimed Westwood – then aged in his 30s – had sex with her several times from when she was 14.
She told the BBC she met the DJ at the Arch in Vauxhall in 1990.
Esther said he "didn't look shocked" when she told him her age and said she could keep coming to the club.
Recalling the alleged abuse, she said Westwood had asked to meet her at Hammersmith Station where he picked up her in his car.
The DJ drove her back to a flat and offered her a drink, which Esther refused, before he kissed her, it is claimed.
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She added: "I was like, OK, I don't have a problem with that. And then, it progressed from there. We had sex."
Esther said Westwood continued to call her after that night and alleged she "never" gave her consent.
She claimed she broke off contact with Westwood when she turned 16 and described herself as "prey".
Esther's allegations feature in new BBC News documentary, Hip Hop's Open Secret: Tim Westwood, which airs on BBC3 tonight.
The show also features testimony from women, who were all aged under 18 when they were allegedly targeted by the DJ.
None of the women have reported the alleged incidents to the police.
One, Lydia, said she attempted to take her own life after becoming trapped in a controlling relationship.
The alleged victim, then aged 16, said the sex was consensual but added: "It didn't feel like a healthy sexual relationship because he was a grown man and I was a teenager".
In April, the DJ was accused of trying to exploit seven women by "flashing and groping" them.
They told of the alleged abuse between 1992 and 2017 to the BBC and the Guardian.
Westwood stepped down from his show at Capital Xtra in the wake of the claims.
His alleged victims' stories previously featured on BBC Three documentary, Tim Westwood: Abuse of Power.
One, who was 17 and the member of an R&B group when she met Westwood, claimed he performed a sex act on her.
She told how the DJ – then aged in his mid-30s – had "absolute power" at the time.
Another claimed she was "frozen with fear" when the DJ allegedly assaulted her.
The celeb is the son of former Anglican Bishop of Peterborough Bill Westwood.
He rose to fame hosting the first nationally-broadcast rap show on UK radio from 1994.
Westwood has won a number of MOBO awards and hosted the UK version of Pimp My Ride.
In 1999, he was seriously hurt in a drive-by shooting.
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A statement from Westwood's rep previously said: "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."
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