he boss of GB News has mentioned the channel is continuous to “monitor” allegations in opposition to presenter and columnist Dan Wootton which it says haven’t been “proved by an impartial physique”.
Wootton, who presents his personal night programme on the channel Monday to Thursday, has strongly denied allegations following accusations he used a pseudonym and provided newspaper colleagues cash for sexual materials.
GB Information chief government Angelos Frangopoulos had been requested on Tuesday by Dame Caroline Dinenage, chairwoman of the Commons Tradition, Media and Sport Committee, through a letter about whether or not the channel has launched an investigation into the 40-year-old presenter.
Mr Frangopoulos responded, in a letter printed on parliament’s web site on Wednesday, saying if employees on the channel make a “formal criticism” the broadcaster would “take applicable steps”.
He additionally mentioned: “We agree that these working in and with the media ought to be assured that they’re working in a secure setting.
“To this finish now we have strict written processes and procedures in place for employees to boost points concerning the conduct of people or the tradition on the organisation extra typically.
“These processes and procedures are printed internally and employees are given applicable coaching related to their roles.
“Shifting onto the precise instances you reference, critical allegations have been made in opposition to Dan Wootton, however, as far we’re conscious, none of those allegations have been admitted or proved by an impartial physique.
“GB Information continues to watch the state of affairs.”
In August, publishers of MailOnline, owned by DMG Media, which additionally publishes the Day by day Mail and Metro newspapers, introduced Wootton’s column can be paused whereas it carried out an investigation.
His earlier employer The Sun newspaper has additionally mentioned it has launched its personal probe into the allegations.
“The choose committee’s inquiry into the behaviour of the media and specifically whether or not there’s a problematic institutional tradition is a worthy train and one which GB Information helps,” Mr Frangopoulos additionally mentioned.
“We agree that it’s important that viewers think about the media and that truthfulness and accuracy are key.”
In July, Wootton used his self-titled GB Information programme to confess he had made “errors of judgment” previously however branded the “prison allegations” as “merely unfaithful”.
The journalist is thought for his position in breaking the story of Megxit, the withdrawal of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from royal duties and was named showbiz reporter of the 12 months on the British Press Awards on three events.
He introduced in January 2021 that he can be leaving his job as government editor at The Solar, the place he beforehand edited the paper’s Weird column, and subsequently turned a daily columnist for the MailOnline.
Wootton has been contacted for a response.