Police are calling for information after allegations of historical sexual harassment by an Auckland DJ.
Radio station bFM has dropped host Andrew Tidball's Cheese on Toast Dinner Party following allegations published online, as media coverage continues to ramp up.
A police spokeswoman yesterday confirmed police were aware of the allegations, and this morning reiterated the message for those with any information to come forward.
"Any allegations of this nature are taken very seriously and we want anyone who may have valuable information to come forward," she told the Herald today.
The spokeswoman said she had been contacted by numerous media outlets following the article published on the Spinoff website this week.
The article quoted a number of women making a series of complaints about Tidball, including one who alleged he kissed her when she was a teenager and he was 20 years her senior. Another woman, now aged 26, made allegations about her own online relationship with him when she says she wasn't yet a teenager.
Yesterday, student radio station bFM's general manager, Hugh Sundae, announced it would no longer host Tidball's Cheese on Toast Dinner Party "effective immediately", following the allegations published online.
In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Tidball - who runs the Cheese on Toast music website - steadfastly denied the "defamatory allegations".
In his statement, Tidball labelled the story an "online defamatory campaign where some truly horrible allegations have been made against me".
"I absolutely refute these allegations and categorically state that they are untrue. I am currently consulting legal advisers. It has been a very stressful and distressing time for myself and my family."