DJ Neil Fox Cleared of Sex Assault Charges

Fulham resident breaks down in tears after magistrates' judgement

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Radio DJ Neil Fox broke down in tears as he was cleared of all all charges of sexual and indecent assault at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday December 14.

The DJ, who lives in Fulham with wife Vicky and family said he "cannot wait to be broadcasting again" after the judgement.

The former Capital FM presenter was suspended by Magic FM after being arrested in September last year.

He had been accused of eight counts of indecent assault, and two of sexual assault dating back to the late 1980s involving young fans and colleagues.

Reading the verdicts during a four minute hearing, chief magistrate Howard Riddle said the women who made the allegations were believable, but the bench "could not be sure that in the context it was a criminal offence".

Mr Fox, 54, choked back tears as he told of his relief at the verdicts and paid tribute to his "incredible wife Vicky" and friends "who have stuck by me and lifted me up when I was falling down".

He said: "Thanks to the amazing support as well that I've had from listeners and the wider public, who have been so very kind during this period.

"I cannot wait to be broadcasting again and to resume that relationship that we have built over the last 30 years.

"Finally, to my family and especially my incredible wife Vicky, I cannot begin to tell you how much I love you and how much I thank you for simply being there and holding my hand through this long and arduous journey.

"It has been tough at times, you have shown me how to look for the good and the bad, the happy and the sad, the gain and the pain, and find out what makes us grateful, not hateful.

"Thank you very much, happy Christmas."

 

December 15, 2015