A teen girl’s case has sparked a debate about sexual exploitation and abuse, with police investigating claims that the BBC broadcaster sexually exploited her.
Edith, now 18, told police she was raped and assaulted by the BBC presenter.
The police and the broadcaster’s parent company, BBC Worldwide, have apologised for the episode and said they are investigating what happened.
But Edith’s story is now being widely covered in the media and in the US.
Ediths story sparked a national debate on abuse in the UK and sparked debate about abuse by the UK’s BBC and other media.
Here is what we know.
The BBC has said it will investigate what happened, and is investigating whether it is legal to exploit children.
In an email, the BBC said it “does not condone the exploitation of children for commercial purposes” and that the company “will do all we can to support victims of this type of abuse”.
It said that the incident happened at the BBC’s UK studios in Bristol, but it could not provide details about the nature of the sexual exploitation.
Edyth was invited to join the staff for a private meeting on the day the incident took place, but she was told by the presenter that she could not go, according to the BBC.
She was asked to leave, but later returned to the studio.
She later told the police she did not want to be interviewed.
She said she did “not feel comfortable” because of the abuse.
In her police interview, Edith described being “scared, humiliated and humiliated”.
She said that she had been “taunted” and “screamed at”.
She also said she was made to feel “like a criminal” and had been repeatedly told to “get the fuck out of the studio”.
Edith said she had “never been sexually exploited in my life” and was “very traumatised” by the episode.
The presenter told her she was the “first woman to be sexually abused in a British TV studio”.
The BBC is still investigating whether the broadcaster violated Ediths rights in this way.
She has been charged with one count of unlawful sexual exploitation by a person aged under 16, two counts of unlawful indecent assault by a member of the public aged under 14, and two counts each of voyeurism and possession of indecent images of children.
BBC Worldwide said that Edith “was not aware of the nature or extent of the alleged offending”.
The broadcaster has apologised and said that it has “deepened our internal review and will take appropriate action as we move forward”.
BBC Worldwide also said it was “aware of the allegations and deeply regret any distress caused to Edith and the BBC”.
BBC journalist, BBC Newsnight presenter, and former BBC presenter, Andrew Neil, who was a BBC Radio 4 presenter when the incident occurred, said: “I think there’s been a lot of good work done in the last couple of years to make the BBC a more ethical organisation and we’ve seen it.
“I’m not saying that’s the only one, but I think we’ve got to be careful about what we put out there.” “
BBC News Channel has apologised for its reporting on the Edyth case. “
I’m not saying that’s the only one, but I think we’ve got to be careful about what we put out there.”
BBC News Channel has apologised for its reporting on the Edyth case.
A BBC spokesman said: “[We] deeply regret that we were unable to bring this to the attention of Edith before it occurred.
We will take action to ensure it never happens again.”
Edith told the BBC she wanted to come forward “because I’m really ashamed of what I did”.
So it’s very important that I come forward and tell the whole world that this has happened and I want to go to the police and tell them what I’ve done and what happened to me.”