BBC radio presenter investigated after eight female colleagues accuse him of sexual assault

He allegedly put his hands up women’s skirts on multiple occasions 

A BBC radio presenter has been accused of sexual assault
A BBC radio presenter has been accused of sexual assault

The BBC has launched an investigation into one of its radio presenters after he was accused of sexually assaulting eight female colleagues.

The unnamed presenter allegedly groped a multitude of women he worked with, according to the Mail Online.

The presenter, who cannot be named for legal reasons, would approach female staff from behind and put his hands up their skirts, according to claims.

He is reportedly being investigated by the BBC’s corporate security and investigations team.

The allegations cover a span of eight years, with the alleged assaults occurring at informal BBC events.

Only four of the eight women in question have made a formal complaint as the others were concerned about the potential damage to their careers, a source told the Mail Online.

Earlier this week, the BBC sent an email encouraging anyone to come forward with complaints in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

The deputy director general, Anne Bulford, wrote to all staff, saying: “We have a duty of care to protect you – one we take extremely seriously. I just want to remind you what to do if you want to raise any concerns. Please be assured that we will continue to handle any issues raised sensitively.”

A BBC spokesman said: “We can’t comment on individuals but treat any allegations seriously and have processes in place for investigating them.”

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