A second person has come forward with allegations against an unnamed BBC star.
The individual, who is in their early 20s, said they were contacted by the presenter on a dating app and the star put pressure on them to meet up with him.
The pair never did meet up and after they hinted they would name him online, they were sent what the BBC describes as “a number of threatening messages”.
The BBC said it had verified the messages came from the presenter’s phone and have asked him for comment via his lawyer.
Claims of misconduct against the presenter were first made public last week when The Sun published allegations he paid a teenager for explicit photographs.
The BBC then suspended the individual - but the young person in question has since described the allegations as “rubbish” made up by their mother.
The Sun said it has evidence to back up its claims.
The Metropolitan Police has said that “further inquiries are ongoing to establish whether there is evidence of a criminal offence."
Social media users are advised not to risk defamation by speculating about the presenter’s identity.
“You are putting that person’s reputation completely at stake,” media law barrister Christina Michalos told Newstalk.
“And all of the people who have been identified can sue anybody - if it's not them - for defamation.”
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