Dan Wootton, GB News presenter, has publicly addressed the recent allegations against him, dismissing them as a ‘smear campaign’ orchestrated by an ex-partner. As rumours swirl on Twitter, Wootton came forward to deny any truth behind the accusations and to condemn what he believes is a deliberate attempt to sabotage his career.
Known for his roles on ‘This Morning’ and GB News, Wootton has been embroiled in controversy surrounding allegations of improper conduct. In response, he took to the airwaves, stating that an ex-partner seemed hell-bent on ruining his life.
Wootton addressed these claims during his show, choosing to confront the “gates of hell”, as he termed it. He rejected the charges as unfounded, stating, “I have made errors of judgement in the past, but the criminal allegations made against me are simply untrue.”
Amidst rampant speculation and accusations on social media, Wootton reflected on the dangerous power of these platforms to ‘cancel’ individuals without concrete evidence. He expressed his struggle against the onslaught of online trolls and the impossibility of defending oneself in the face of such numbers.
In his candid address, Wootton conveyed his humility and introspection, provoked by what he described as a “witch hunt”. The experience has led him to reconsider the type of journalist and broadcaster he wants to be. Moreover, he emphasised his desire to focus on significant political issues rather than personal attacks.
Despite admitting past mistakes, Wootton questions whether these warrant ‘cancellation’, asking his audience, “Do you accept that I have learned and changed?” Despite wanting to delve deeper into the allegations, Wootton refrained from further comment, citing legal advice.
Among the allegations circulating, it is claimed that Wootton offered colleagues money for sexual material. These accusations largely pertain to Wootton’s tenure at The Sun, a News UK outlet owned by Rupert Murdoch.
Representatives of News UK and Mail owners DMG Media, both former employers of Wootton, have acknowledged awareness of the allegations and are currently investigating the claims. However, they are unable to comment further at this time.
As the investigations proceed and speculation continues to unfold on Twitter, the outcome of these allegations remains uncertain. In the meantime, Wootton remains resolute in his denial, vowing to weather the storm of his “gates of hell”.