Jan 28 2014
Veteran DJ Dave Lee Travis returns to the witness box today to fight allegations of indecency.
The 68-year-old denied being a sexual predator - stating he simply has a "cuddly nature" - when he gave evidence in his trial at Southwark Crown Court in London yesterday.
The former Radio 1 disc jockey took to the stand for the first time, having heard two weeks of allegations against him from former colleagues and fans.
Some complained how he fondled their bodies and touched them inappropriately, including during broadcasts for Radio 4 and Top Of The Pops.
Yesterday Travis told the court how his name had been tarnished since he was arrested on suspicion of the offending.
Travis, from Buckinghamshire, denies 13 indecent assaults and one sexual assault, dating back to 1976 and the height of his fame.
Appearing under his birth name David Griffin, t he alleged offences occurred when he was working as a BBC DJ, as a broadcaster with Classic Gold radio, while appearing on Top Of The Pops and when starring in panto.