British Dj and Tv personality Neil Fox has been released on bail following his arrest on suspicion of sexual assault.
The broadcaster, who was a judge on Simon Cowell's Tv singing contest Pop Idol in the 2000s, was arrested at the headquarters of U.K. radio station Magic Fm in London on Tuesday (30Sep14) and quizzed over four allegations against two women.
Cops also searched two properties in relation to the probe, and Fox, 53, has since been released on bail.
A statement from the Metropolitan Police reads, "Officers from Westminster... arrested a 53-year-old man following four allegations of sexual assault against two women. Three of the allegations are historic, one from earlier this year. The man was arrested at a business address... and taken to a central London police station... The man has now been bailed to return on a date in early December pending further enquiries."
The star, also known as Dr. Fox, has been taken off air from his radio show while the case continues.
A statement from Bauer Media, the company behind Magic Fm, reads, "In the circumstances Neil will be off air from tomorrow to enable him to devote his full attention to dealing with these matters. All other aspects of his contract will remain unchanged while matters are resolved."
Fox sat alongside Cowell on the panel of British reality show Pop Idol from 2001 and 2003. The format later became the basis for American Idol and a number of other international spin-offs.