Brewdog to sue BBC over allegations made in new documentary
Brewdog's founder claims the BBC published claims that are 'totally false'
The chief executive of Scottish beer giant Brewdog James Watt has announced that the company will be taking action against the BBC for making 'false' accusations in a new documentary.
As part of a the BBC's Disclosure programme, The Truth About Brewdog, more than 15 former workers for the company have spoken out about Watt's behaviour, accusing him of making female bartenders feel "uncomfortable" and "powerless."
However on Monday, Watt said the allegations were "totally false" and that he therefore was taking legal action to protect his reputation.
In a tweet, Watt wrote: "The BBC published claims which are totally false & they published them despite the extensive evidence we provided to demonstrate that they were false.
"Reluctantly, I am now forced to take legal action against the BBC to protect my reputation."
The BBC published claims which are totally false & they published them despite the extensive evidence we provided to demonstrate that they were false.
Reluctantly, I am now forced to take legal action against the BBC to protect my reputation.
— James Watt (@BrewDogJames) January 24, 2022
Brewdog was founded in 2007 by Watt - then aged just 24 - and his friend Martin Dickie and it has its headquarters in Ellon, in the north east of Scotland.
The company, which has more than 100 bars and employs more than 2,000 people worldwide, says it is worth about £2bn.
In 2016, Brewdog opened its first bar in the US - in Columbus, Ohio - and it now has eight across three states.
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