A presenter at the BBC has been accused of allegedly paying a teenager for explicit photographs, starting when the individual was 17 years old, as reported by The Sun.
The newspaper claims that the unnamed male presenter paid the alleged victim a substantial amount of money.
The BBC is said to be investigating the allegations, and the presenter is currently not scheduled to appear on air in the coming days.
The family of the young person reportedly lodged a complaint with the BBC on 19 May, expressing their frustration with the continued presence of the presenter on air.
According to The Sun, the mother of the anonymous individual, now 20 years old, stated that the money received from the presenter was used to support a crack cocaine habit, leading to a drastic deterioration in the individual’s well-being.
The BBC has affirmed its commitment to taking such allegations seriously and has established internal processes to address them appropriately.
They will actively seek further details and understanding of the situation by attempting to speak with those who have come forward.
The BBC emphasizes that if new information emerges, it will be acted upon in accordance with their internal procedures.