In a shocking development, a third accused has come forward with disturbing allegations against a prominent BBC presenter.
The accuser claims that the presenter broke COVID-19 rules to meet him and sent him threatening messages. The allegations add to the growing scandal surrounding the presenter, who is already facing allegations of paying a teenager for explicit images.
The BBC presenter, whose identity is unknown, has been at the center of a scandal after allegations emerged that he paid a teenager a substantial amount for sexually explicit photographs. The money reportedly fueled the teen’s crack cocaine addiction. The initial claims were followed by a second person who claimed the presenter had sent abusive and threatening messages after meeting on a dating app.
Now, a third accuser has stepped forward and revealed more disturbing details about the presenter’s behaviour.
The third accused, 23, claims the presenter violated COVID-19 lockdown restrictions to meet him. The presenter reportedly traveled to the accuser’s flat in February 2021, despite orders to stay at home and a ban on social gathering.
The accuser expressed surprise at the presenter’s rule-breaking behaviour, saying, “I was quite surprised that he broke the rules and came to visit me because of who he is. I was just a random person online.” Additionally, the accuser says that during their meeting the presenter was obsessed with serving tea.
The latest revelations come in the wake of another accused’s claims that the presenter had sent abusive and threatening messages after unsuccessfully trying to meet. The BBC reported that the second accused, who is in his late 20s, was contacted anonymously by the presenter on a dating app. When the second accused indicated to expose the presenter, he reportedly received a series of abusive messages filled with profanity.
As the scandal involving the BBC presenter unfolds, it has raised questions about the way the broadcaster has been handling the situation. The BBC first acknowledged a delay of seven weeks in addressing the allegations made by the accuser. The Metropolitan Police is now involved, and an internal BBC investigation has been put on hold while police assess whether any criminal offenses have been committed.