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British DJ Travis faces sex assault retrial 'nightmare'

British disc jockey Dave Lee Travis said his personal "nightmare" was going to continue after he found out Monday he faces a retrial on two sexual assault charges. Travis, 68, one of the biggest names in British broadcasting in the 1970s and 1980s, was found not guilty of 12 indecent assault charges earlier this month following a four-week trial. However, jurors could not agree a verdict on two other counts against the former BBC presenter: one of indecent assault and another of sexual assault.

British DJ Travis cleared of sex assaults

British disc jockey Dave Lee Travis said he had been through "a year and a half of hell" after he was was cleared by a jury Thursday of a string of sexual assault charges. Travis, 68, one of the biggest names in British broadcasting in the 1970s and 1980s, was found not guilty of 12 indecent assault charges, while the jury could not reach a verdict on two other counts. Prosecutors will take a week to decide whether to seek a retrial for the former BBC star on the two remaining charges.

British DJ Travis says live TV grope claims 'insane'

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.

DJ Dave Lee Travis 'assaulted girls on air', court hears

Veteran British presenter Dave Lee Travis sexually assaulted young women while live on television and in his radio studio, prosecutors told his trial on Tuesday. The 68-year-old former BBC star, one of the biggest names in British broadcasting during the 1970s and 1980s, denies assaulting 11 women, one of whom was underage at the time of the alleged crime. The jury at London's Southwark Crown Court was shown footage of Travis allegedly putting his hand up a young woman's skirt as he introduced a song by The Smurfs on the TV show "Top of the Pops" in 1978.

British DJ Dave Lee Travis denies sex offence charges

British radio presenter Dave Lee Travis on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to a series of charges of indecent assault and one charge of sexual assault. The 68-year-old former BBC star, one of the biggest names in British broadcasting during the 1970s and 1980s, denied a total of 15 charges. Travis, who counts Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi among his fans, was appearing at Southwark Crown Court in London under his real name David Patrick Griffin. He is accused of 14 counts of indecent assault between 1976 and 2003, and one count of sexual assault in 2008.

British DJ Dave Lee Travis to face sex assault trial

British radio presenter Dave Lee Travis, who counts Aung San Suu Kyi among his fans, will stand trial next year accused of 11 counts of indecent assault and one sexual assault, a judge said Friday. The 68-year-old former BBC star, one of the biggest names in British broadcasting during the 1970s and 1980s, has indicated that he will plead not guilty to the charges. At a 20-minute preliminary hearing at London's Old Bailey court, judge Nigel Sweeney said Travis would next appear on October 21, and fixed his trial date for March 4 next year.

British DJ re-arrested in Savile probe

British former radio DJ Dave Lee Travis has been re-arrested on suspicion of sexual offences as part of an investigation sparked by claims against his late BBC colleague Jimmy Savile, police said Wednesday. Travis, 67, was first arrested in the case in November. On returning to answer bail on Monday, he was re-arrested over further allegations. "On his return on March 11 the man in his 60s was further arrested on suspicion of sexual offences in connection with further allegations made to Operation Yewtree," a police spokesman said.
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