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DJ Dave Lee Travis Denies 15 Sex Charges
Former BBC TV and radio star Dave Lee Travis has pleaded not guilty to a string of sex attacks on women and a girl of 15.
Travis, 68, will stand trial in January, charged with 14 indecent assaults and one allegation of sexual touching.
The charges relate to 11 alleged victims and span a period from 1976 to 2008, covering times when he presented the Radio 1 breakfast show, BBC TV's Top of the Pops and local radio shows.
The clerk at Southwark Crown Court in London read out the charges in his real name of David Patrick Griffin "also known as Dave Lee Travis".
Standing with one guard in the glass-fronted dock, Travis answered "not guilty" to each of the allegations, after asking the clerk to speak up as he was having difficulty hearing her.
He was arrested at his Bedfordshire home in November last year, and again when he answered bail at a police station in March.
He said at the time he would fight the charges.
The judge released him on bail and set a trial date of January 14.
Mr Travis was told he must live at the home he shares with his wife and not try to contact any of his alleged victims.
At the time of his first arrest he was working as a DJ at Magic Radio. He was taken off the air and his contract has since run out.