He is accused of paying BRL 219,000 to a minor for explicit photos; Police say they have no evidence that the crime was committed
Huw Edwards is the host of BBC who faces allegations of having paid to receive explicit photos of a minor. The information was revealed on Wednesday (July 12, 2023) based on a statement from Edwards’ wife. Vicky Flind said he “is suffering from serious mental health issues” e “has been treated for severe depression in recent years”. The employee is one of the most popular and well-paid on the network, responsible for reporting the death and funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on the network. Edwards would have paid £ 35,000 (about R$ 219,000 in current exchange rates) to a minor (gender is not informed) for photos of pornographic content. The case was revealed on Sunday (July 9). London’s Metropolitan Police completed their assessment of the allegations and said there was no indication that a crime had been committed. The BBC says it will continue its internal investigation into the allegations.