A well-known TV presenter has been accused of paying a teenager for sexually explicit photos. The allegations, which were first made in May 2023, have led to the presenter being taken off air while the BBC investigates.
The presenter, who has not been named, is said to have first contacted the teenager when they were 17 years old. He is alleged to have paid them for a series of explicit photos and videos, and to have also requested "performances". The teenager's mother told The Sun newspaper that her child had used the money from the presenter to fund a crack cocaine habit.
The BBC has said that it takes the allegations "very seriously" and that it is "investigating thoroughly". The presenter has not yet commented on the allegations.
The allegations have had a significant impact on the presenter's career. They have been taken off air from all of their BBC shows, and it is unclear when they will return. The allegations have also damaged the presenter's reputation, and it is possible that they could face criminal charges.
The allegations against the TV presenter are serious and have had a significant impact on their career. The BBC is investigating the allegations thoroughly, and it is possible that the presenter could face criminal charges.
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