Shamed DJ Tim Westwood breaks cover after sex abuse claims with flop NYE comeback gig in front of half-empty dancefloor | The Sun

THIS is the moment Tim Westwood broke cover in London for the first time since being accused of having sex with a child.

The former BBC star performed his first UK gig after being accused of abusing his position in the music industry by ten women including one aged 14 at the time.

Westwood, 64, has vehemently denied the claims and none of his accusers are believed to have reported their allegations to police.

However, in August the BBC released a report confirming they should have further explored issues raised about the DJ during his 20-year career working for them.

And on Saturday he played his first gig in Britain since the allegations were made – at The Hatch in New Cross.

Videos from the New Year’s gig show the disgraced DJ back behind the decks in a bid to relaunch his career.


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Promoters had removed all posters branded with his name from social media after The Sun exposed the line-up last month.

The club had been flogging tickets for £10 – and was offering a free glass of prosecco in an attempt to get punters in the door.

But clips show him performing in front of a half-empty dance floor as revellers counted down to midnight.

In another video he is heard telling the crowd: "May you make more money in 2023 than you made last year."

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He added: "Ladies – if you're going to put your needs ahead of your man's needs let me hear you scream."

On social media furious former fans slammed the London club, and Westwood for playing the gig.

One wrote: “Why is Tim Westwood still active ????????”

Another added: “Tim Westwood being booked for a NYE motive is flippin cheeky. Why is he still walking the streets of London?”

A third fumed: “Putting on a New Year's Eve party with all these allegations?!! Disgusting.”

One person told how they had tried to confront the club owners last week before he performed.

They explained: “I live not far from the club was p***ed about this so went to speak to the managers.

“I think they all hid as nobody was available to talk to me.”

It comes after shameless Westwood took to Instagram to brazenly promote his homecoming comeback gig.

He wrote: “New Year’s Eve – GETTIN LITTY. The most LIT event on New Year's Eve!”

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.

In June a woman named as Esther, claimed Westwood – then aged in his 30s – had sex with her several times from when she was 14.

Her allegations were featured in BBC News documentary, Hip Hop's Open Secret: Tim Westwood.

The show also included testimony from two other women, who were all aged under 18 when they were allegedly targeted by the DJ.

One, Lydia, said she attempted to take her own life after becoming trapped in a controlling relationship.

Westwood 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.

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.

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"Tim Westwood strongly rejects all allegations of wrongdoing."

The Hatch Club, New Cross declined to comment when approached by The Sun.

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