Jimmy Savile - Dave Lee Travis Denies That Arrest Is Related To Child Abuse16 November 2012
Dave Lee Travis Denies That Arrest Is Related To Child Abuse
Former BBC DJ Dave Lee Thomas has denied any wrongdoing relating to his arrest on suspicion of sexual offences, adding that the allegations have "nothing to do with kids."
The 67-year-old is the latest former BBC personality drawn into the ongoing child abuse scandal dogging the corporation, stemming from the allegations that Jimmy Savile sexually abused a number of under-aged girls from the 1960's - 90's. His arrest and subsequent bail came from police probing that began as a result of the much-publicised Savile case.
The DJ, who was immediately dropped by his current employers Magic FM when news of his arrest emerged, is due to answer to the allegations following his bail in January. Mr Travis spoke with reporters outside his Bedfordshire home today, denying all allegations and insisting that his arrest is nothing to do with children.
Although remaining unspecific about the allegations when speaking to reporters today, Travis did alluded to the arrest being related to an incident involving him and two grown women. He told reporters this morning "This is nothing to do with kids, all right? That's the first thing. Because that to me is the most important thing in the world and I do not wish to have my name sullied around something that bloody evil, to be honest."
The Metropolitan Police say that the ongoing investigation - named Operation Yewtree - into alleged abuse by Savile and others BBC employers has so far recorded 200 allegations of sexual assault, with around 450 different victims coming forward. Mt Travis' arrest is the fourth since the Savile case broke.