15:42 22 October 2013
Dave Lee Travis, the former BBC disc jockey, has entered a plea of not guilty in relation to 15 sexual abuse allegations.
Travis was first charged on 15 August. At the time he told reporters gathering around his home: “To say the least I am very disappointed that the police and the CPS have decided to bring charges.
“These allegations are not true. I am very much looking forward to actually clearing my name on this.”
Finally appearing at London's Southwark Crown Court, he flatly denied 14 counts of indecent assault between 1976 and 2003, and one count of sexual assault in 2008.
Travis is being prosecuted under his real name of David Patrick Griffin.
He has been bailed on the condition that he remains living at his home in Bedfordshire and does not make contact with any of the 11 alleged victims.
Travis worked as a DJ on Radio One for 25 years until 1993. He was questioned as part of Operation Yewtree - the massive police probe of sexual abuse related to the Jimmy Savile scandal. Travis was under the "third strand" of investigations which isn't actually directly connected to Savile. The first two strands examined the actions of Savile and the allegations of sexual offences against "Savile and others".
As stated by the BBC, Travis denied the following counts in court this week:
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