A former BBC radio presenter, who was hailed by Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi for entertaining her over the airwaves during her years in captivity, arrived at a London court on Friday (August 23) to face numerous sex crimes over a 30-year period.
Dave Lee Travis (DLT), 68, once one of the best known DJs in Britain, is accused of 11 counts of indecent assault and one sexual assault on women, including a 15-year-old girl, between 1977 and 2007.
He is the latest celebrity to be accused of sex offences since detectives launched a massive inquiry into the late BBC TV host Jimmy Savile.
After he was arrested in March this year, Travis, who most recently was working for Magic AM radio station, said he strongly denied all the accusations against him and said his reputation had been "tarnished and dragged through the mud".
Following a short hearing DLT left court and was mobbed by photographers and camera crews. He didn't want to comment on the case but did say he had the support of his family.
"I will say one thing. I am supported by my wife and my friends and my wife is not here today and the reason she is not here today is because I detest hare coursing," he said meaning he did not want his wife to have to face the scrum of reporters.
Westminster Magistrates Court bailed DLT until September 6, when he will appear at Southwark Crown Court.
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