A mother has attacked a BBC star who allegedly paid her crack-addicted child for sexual pictures.
The BBC has launched an investigation into the well-known presenter, who is accused of transferring £35,000 to the teenager’s account, including a £5,000 deposit.
The youngster’s family found they had used the man’s alleged funds to quench a “running” crack cocaine addiction and begged BBC bosses to get the star to “stop spending the money.” send”.
Last night the presenter, a familiar face recognized by millions, was off the air while the BBC investigated the mum’s explosive claims.
She told The Sun: “I blame that BBC man for destroying my child’s life – he stole my child’s innocence and handed over the money for crack cocaine which could kill my child.”
She added of the star, whose name we won’t name, “Every time I see him on TV I get sick.”
The bad news is said to have started in 2020 when the youngster was 17 years old.
The family say the BBC presenter has never hidden his identity and has even sent pictures of himself at work.
The mother told how her 20-year-old child showed her an online bank statement with numerous deposits from him.
Holding back tears, she added: “It was huge sums, hundreds or thousands of pounds at a time.”
“Once he had sent £5,000 in one parcel. The money was in exchange for sexually explicit photos of my child.”
She said she was told the star required “performances,” and heartbreakingly, her child said they were “putting it all together.”
The furious mum last night told how they went from “a cheerful teenager to a ghostly crack addict” in three years.
The family complained to BBC bosses on May 19 and the company launched an investigation led by a cybercrime expert.
But the family was frustrated that the star remained on the air and was reportedly still sending money.
They contacted The Sun and made it clear they didn’t want any payment.
The mother said, “All I want is for this man to stop paying my child for sexual imagery and for him to stop funding my child’s drug addiction.”
A BBC spokesman said last night: “We take all allegations very seriously and have processes in place to deal with them proactively.”
“If we receive information that requires further investigation or review, we will take appropriate action.”
“This includes actively trying to speak to those who have contacted us to gain more detail and an understanding of the situation.”
He added: “Should at any time new information come to light or be made available – including through newspapers – appropriate action will be taken in line with internal processes.”