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British DJ Travis says live TV grope claims 'insane'

Published on Jan 29, 2014 6:42 AM
 
Former Radio 1 DJ, Dave Lee Travis, real name David Patrick Griffin arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London on Jan 28, 2014. British disc jockey Dave Lee Travis said claims that he groped a young woman live on BBC television were "insane", as he gave testimony in his trial on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - British disc jockey Dave Lee Travis said claims that he groped a young woman live on BBC television were "insane", as he gave testimony in his trial on Tuesday.

The 68-year-old, one of the biggest names in British broadcasting during the 1970s and 1980s, said it was illogical that he would assault women if they were chasing after him for his star status.

Travis, who counted Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi among his fans, denies committing 13 indecent assaults and one sexual assault dating back to 1976.

The jury at London's Southwark Crown Court has seen footage of the presenter allegedly putting his hand up a young woman's skirt as he introduced a song by The Smurfs on the BBC's flagship music TV show Top Of The Pops in 1978.

 
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