BBC star accused of paying teen for explicit photos – report
A BBC presenter has been blamed for paying a teenager for sexually explicit photos, starting when they were 17, as indicated by The Sun.
The newspaper detailed that the anonymous presenter had paid the supposed victim tens of thousands of pounds in total.
It is understood that the BBC is investigating the allegations and that the star is presently not scheduled to be on air in the coming days.
The Sun said the youngster’s family complained to the BBC on 19 May.
Their mom let the paper know that the anonymous individual, now aged 20, had utilized the cash from the presenter to fund a crack cocaine habit.
The corporation said the data would be “acted upon appropriately”.
A BBC representative said: “We treat any allegations very seriously and we have processes in place to proactively deal with them.
“As part of that, if we receive information that requires further investigation or examination we will take steps to do this. That includes actively attempting to speak to those who have contacted us in order to seek further detail and understanding of the situation.
“If we get no reply to our attempts or receive no further contact that can limit our ability to progress things but it does not mean our enquiries stop. If, at any point, new information comes to light or is provided – including via newspapers – this will be acted upon appropriately, in line with internal processes.”