BBC bosses investigating Huw Edwards have taken more than four weeks to respond to a new serious complaint that could aid their investigations.
They only responded to the whistleblower, a former Beeb employee, the day after The Sun contacted them about it.
The complainant first contacted the BBC on July 13 – after 61-year-old news presenter Edwards was named as a suspended star whose behavior was under investigation.
An email told them to contact the BBC’s Corporate Investigations team, which they did two days later.
After receiving no reply, they contacted the BBC again on July 31.
They said it was a former BBC employee who was adding to his investigation and had information on another employee.
There was no reply by August 10, so The Sun contacted the BBC’s press office.
The next day – last Friday – Simon Adair, director of security and resilience, emailed the whistleblower asking for his number.
Your serious allegation relates to inappropriate and not criminal behavior.
The complainant said yesterday: “It’s shocking that they haven’t replied to me for so long and I’ve had to contact them three times.”
“This is very serious and should be investigated.”
Our original July 8 story revealed that allegations that a BBC star had paid thousands to a troubled teenager who had sent him sexual images had appeared unsuccessful in investigating.
A BBC spokesman said: “We welcome anyone who provides information that contributes to our ongoing investigation.
“We take all contacts with the BBC very seriously.”