Friday 28 July 2017

British DJ Fox faces court over allegations of sex offences against six women

Radio disc jockey Neil Fox (right) arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court
Radio disc jockey Neil Fox (right) arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court

Nina Masseyin London

BRITISH DJ Neil Fox has appeared in court accused of sex offences involving six women, over a period spanning more than two decades.

He denies nine offences against the complainants, who were aged between 14 and 36 at the time of the alleged offences, which are said to have taken place between 1991 and 2014. Mr Fox - known as Dr Fox - appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London dressed in a dark blue suit, white shirt and blue patterned tie, and sat taking notes throughout the administrative hearing.

The court was told that three of the six women came forward with their claims only after being approached by the police.

The court also heard that witnesses would be called to give evidence via videolink from Australia, and that the complainants would be giving evidence from behind screens.

At an earlier hearing, the court was told that Mr Fox allegedly forced himself on a girl as young as 13, and attacked a teenager at a popular theme park.

One of the complainants alleges that Mr Fox repeatedly assaulted her at Capital Radio's studios in London's Leicester Square.

Two other women claim to have been sexually touched by the radio presenter at Magic FM's premises in Winsley Street in central London, between January 2003 and August 2014.

The prosecution argues that the complaints show a "consistent pattern of sexual predatory behaviour".

The trial was fixed for November.

Irish Independent

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