BBC bosses investigating Huw Edwards took far more than 4 weeks to reply to a new critical grievance that could aid their probe.
They only replied to the whistleblower, a recent ex-Beeb staff, the day following The Solar contacted them about it.
The complainant very first contacted the BBC on July 13 — after information presenter Edwards, 61, was named as the suspended star whose behaviour was currently being investigated.
An e mail questioned them to get hold of the BBC’s Corporate Investigations group, which they did two days afterwards.
Right after not acquiring a reply, they contacted the BBC once more on July 31.
They stated they were being an ex-BBC employee who had a thing to increase to their probe as effectively as info about another employee.
By August 10, there was no reaction so The Solar lifted it with the BBC’s push office environment.
The up coming day — very last Friday — Simon Adair, Director of Safety, Protection and Resilience, emailed the whistleblower asking for their quantity.
Their severe allegation is of poor, not felony, conduct.
The complainant explained yesterday: “It is stunning they did not reply to me for so lengthy, and I had to call them a few periods.
“This is very severe so really should be seemed into.”
Our unique story on July 8 exposed an obvious failure to investigate claims that a BBC star paid thousands to a troubled teen who sent him sexual photos.
A BBC spokesman stated: “We welcome anyone coming ahead with details to add to our current fact-acquiring investigation.
“We choose all contacts to the BBC quite critically.”