Dan Wootton’s controversy and scandal will be explored as we offer relevant details in this report. MailOnline has suspended Dan Wootton following allegations that he covertly offered his coworkers tens of thousands of pounds in exchange for sexual content while using a pseudonym.
Before delving more into his scandal, let’s tell you about his personal life and career. He started working for News of the World in 2007. He began working for The Sun on Sunday in 2013, and the following year he was promoted to editor of the Bizarre section.
He began working for The Sun in February 2016 as an assistant editor under Victoria Newton’s leadership, and in March 2018 he was promoted to executive editor.
Wootton departed News UK in 2021 to work as a columnist for MailOnline and host a show on GB News. Wootton has appeared as a presenter in the entertainment industry on the ITV Breakfast programs Lorraine and Daybreak. He was a frequent panellist and contributor on Big Brother’s Bit on the Side from 2015 to 2018.
His mother was born in Basildon, Essex, and his father was born on a British army installation in Malta. Daniel John William Wootton was born to British parents in 1983 in Wellington, New Zealand.
Wootton attended Naenae College and Victoria University of Wellington, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in media studies and political science. He grew up in Lower Hutt, a city in the Wellington region of New Zealand.
In his native New Zealand, he began his career as a journalist by contributing an entertainment section to the daily broadsheet The Dominion Post in Wellington and working as a reporter for the morning television program Good Morning. When he was 21 years old, he emigrated to the UK, and after a time spent working for trade magazines, he discovered a position with Broadcast magazine.
Wootton joined the News of the World TV team in February 2007, rose to the position of TV editor in November 2007 and show-business editor in November 2008 before the network’s shutdown in July 2011, at which point he transitioned into a role as editor-at-large for Now magazine and a columnist and feature writer for the Daily Mail.
Dan Wootton controversy and scandal: Details explained
MailOnline has suspended Dan Wootton following allegations that he covertly offered his coworkers tens of thousands of pounds in exchange for sexual content while using a pseudonym. Wootton’s old employers at Rupert Murdoch’s News UK, where he spent more than ten years as a celebrity journalist, are also looking into him. To look into allegations that Wootton solicited money in exchange for pornographic pictures from current and former Sun employees, the company has recruited an outside law firm.
A spokesperson for DMG media, the parent company of MailOnline, confirmed Wootton would not be working for them for the foreseeable future. They said: “We are continuing to consider a series of allegations which Dan Wootton – who has written columns for MailOnline since 2021 as one of several outside freelance contributors – has strenuously denied.
“The allegations are obviously serious but also complex and historic and there is an independent investigation underway at the media group which employed him during the relevant period. In the meantime, his freelance column with MailOnline has been paused.”