MailOnline Suspends Dan Wootton Amidst Allegations of Misconduct

MailOnline Suspends Dan Wootton Amidst Allegations of Misconduct

The MailOnline has taken the decision to suspend Dan Wootton while investigating allegations that he engaged in questionable behavior during his time as a showbiz journalist and former executive editor of The Sun.


These accusations suggest that he used a pseudonym and offered money to colleagues in exchange for explicit material.

Wootton vehemently denies these claims.

Suspension and Recent Developments:

Since 2021, the 40-year-old journalist has been writing a twice-weekly column for the MailOnline. However, following the public disclosure of the allegations made by his ex-partner last month, his column has been put on hold.

MailOnline’s parent company, DMG media, has announced that Wootton will not be working for them in the foreseeable future.


Furthermore, his former employer, News UK, where he spent over a decade as a celebrity journalist, is also investigating the allegations.

Wootton’s Response and Controversy:

Although Dan Wootton is yet to directly address the claims, he did admit to making “errors of judgement in the past” in a previous statement.

However, he vehemently denies any criminal wrongdoing.

On a GB News show, he asserted that he has been the victim of a smear campaign and acknowledged that he is a polarizing figure.

The reports against him allege that he offered colleagues significant sums of money for explicit content while concealing his identity using a fake online persona.


Background and Career of Dan Wootton:

Born in New Zealand, Dan Wootton, aged 40, has established himself as a prominent journalist and broadcaster in the UK, primarily covering showbiz news for major newspapers and publishing houses.

He moved to the United Kingdom at the age of 21 and holds dual New Zealand and British citizenship.

Wootton’s career has seen steady progression, but the recent allegations now loom large over his professional reputation.

Work History:

Wootton began his journalism career in New Zealand, writing an entertainment column for the Dominion Post in Wellington.

He later joined the UK’s News of the World TV team in 2007, holding various positions, including TV editor and showbiz editor until the publication ceased operations in 2011.


He went on to become a columnist at the Daily Mail and the editor at large for Now magazine. His media work also included roles as an adviser on the Lorraine show, a showbiz reporter for The Sun, and a presenter on talkRADIO.

Presently, he hosts Dan Wootton Tonight on GB News.

Notable Achievements:

Throughout his career, Dan Wootton has been renowned for his coverage of showbiz and celebrity news.

He has conducted high-profile interviews and broken exclusive stories within the entertainment industry.

Among his significant scoops was the exclusive report on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s plans to relocate to the United States, which eventually led to the couple’s decision to step back from their royal duties, famously dubbed “Meg-xit.”


The Allegations and Ongoing Investigations:

The accusations against Dan Wootton involve claims that he offered considerable sums of money to media colleagues in exchange for explicit material while using a fake online identity.

These reports have been covered by the Byline Times, and both The Sun and Mail publishers are conducting their own investigations into the claims, as reported by The Guardian.

As the situation unfolds, further details may emerge, and the repercussions of these allegations on Wootton’s career remain uncertain.

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