Wednesday Whisper #23 – the DJ threatening a libel suit over anyone printing bullying allegations (which he isn’t denying!)

Which DJ, based in the north of England, has been making increasingly desperate attempts to stop a former member of staff from speaking to the press about several incidents of bullying? The DJ in question is occasionally featured in more mainstream media and has been in the business for many years.

For some years now, it’s been an open secret that he’s not easy to work with. But things culminated last year when a number of his employees left their jobs within a short time period. And one of them cites a number of incidents of bullying at the hands of the DJ.

But things are getting increasingly out of control over the matter. The victim has contacted a few journalists in the dance music world about the story – but none have yet run it. Why? Because the DJ is threatening libel proceedings against anyone who does, including the victim.

The DJ’s lawyers have sent out a letter which explains their position. Curiously, no denial of the allegations is made at any stage in the letter…