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23rd Sep 2014

Former DJ Facing Up To 10 Years In Prison After Being Found Guilty Of Indecently Assaulting TV Presenter

The broadcaster appeared in court today.


Former Radio One DJ Dave Lee Travis has been found guilty of indecent assault against a female television personality.

The former Top Of The Pops presenter could now face up to ten years in jail, after a jury ruled that he had committed an indecent assault behind the scenes at the Mrs Merton Show in 1995.

The victim, who cannot be named, had told the court that Travis approached her in the corridor of a television studio and put his hands on her chest, adding that the incident was ‘unbelievably weird’ and she thought he got a “sexual thrill” from it.

“I started smoking my cigarette and he came out of his dressing room over to me and said; ‘You shouldn’t be smoking. Think about your poor little lungs’. He started to touch the bottom of my ribcage. Without saying anything else, he slid his hand up to my breasts and then kind of left them there and started squeezing,” she said.

“I couldn’t believe what was happening. It was just unbelievably weird. I had not had any interaction with him. I didn’t even know if he knew my name.”