Magic FM broadcaster found not guilty at Westminster Magistrates' Court
DJ Neil Fox has been cleared of eight indecent assault charges and two sexual assaults today (December 14).
Fox denied all charges and was cleared this afternoon at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. It was alleged that the incidents involved a number of fans and colleagues between 1988 and 2014.
The DJ, who goes by the nickname Dr Fox, broke down in tears as the verdicts were delivered. He has been on trial for five weeks having first been arrested in September 2014.
Chief magistrate Howard Riddle is reported to have said that while the allegations against Fox were believable, that the bench “could not be sure that in the context it was a criminal offence”.
Fox said that the past 14 months have been “hard and stressful” while speaking to media outside the court today. He added that “a lot had been said and written” about him that would need to be “addressed and rectified”.
Bauer Media, who run Magic, confirmed that Fox would not broadcast his regular show after he was arrested in 2014. It has yet to be confirmed if or when he will return to work.
Fox began his career in local radio before moving to Radio Luxembourg. Fox joined London’s Capital Radio in 1987 and remained there until 2005.
He worked as a judge on Pop Idol from 2001 to 2003 alongside Simon Cowell, Pete Waterman, and Nicki Chapman. Fox joined Magic in 2005 where he presented the breakfast show, Foxy In The Morning.