Dave Lee Travis has denied any wrongdoing after he was arrested and questioned last Thursday by police investigated abuse claims made against Jimmy Savile and those who worked with him. Outside his Bedfordshire home on Friday the DJ issued a “complete denial” of all the accusations, while adding that the incidents he was questioned about were “nothing to do with kids”.
As previously reported, when allegations against Savile first hit the headlines last month, and as various female broadcasters recalled how chauvinistic British broadcasting was from the 1960s to the 1980s, two women made allegations against DLT, saying that he had touched them inappropriately.
In his statement, Travis said: “This is nothing to do with kids, alright? 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 second thing I want is to say, yes, there’s a complete denial there, but there’s nothing else I can tell you because otherwise I might be stepping on the police’s feet and I don’t want to do that because it might affect their investigations”.
Despite the denials, media firm Bauer took the decision to suspend Travis’s show on its Magic network, saying in a statement: “While we can make no judgment on the matters under investigation, we believe it would be inappropriate for him to broadcast until they are resolved. There will be no further comment or statements from Bauer Media”.
As previously reported, the BBC also pulled the broadcast of a 1977 edition of ‘Top Of The Pops’ on BBC Four featuring DLT last week.