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Dave Lee Travis: 'Assault On Top Of The Pops'
A woman has told a court how she was assaulted by Dave Lee Travis during a recording of Top of the Pops.
The woman, who cannot be named due to legal reasons, was 17 at the time of the incident which allegedly happened at the BBC studios in 1978.
She described how she had gone to the recording with her friend dressed in a "white gypsy style shirt, ra ra skirt" and with a flower in her hair.
Speaking from behind a screen, the woman said she was approached by studio staff who asked her and her friend if they "wanted to be on TV", they agreed and were taken to Travis.
She said: "I was stood next to him, he put his arm around me and he pulled me towards him...then he slipped his hand, he put it up my skirt. The skirt was just above my knee.
"It was like a fumble, for want of a better word, of my bottom area. I think he was trying to get into my underwear."
She added: "I couldn't comprehend what was going on. I was uncomfortable, in a state of shock..I felt violated, I felt vulnerable."
The court was played the clip and the woman can be seen standing next to Travis as he introduces The Smurf song alongside her friend.
The woman said: "My face shows how I felt at the time, very uncomfortable," adding that she would describe it as a "grimace".
She added she had not told the BBC or the police but had mentioned it to friends and she eventually told authorities after seeing allegations about Travis and other celebrities in the media.
Meanwhile, a former hotel receptionist has told a court how she was "horrified" after Travis "enveloped her in a massive bearhug" when she was left alone with him in his bedroom.
The woman, who cannot be named because of legal reasons, was a teenager at the time of the alleged indecent assault which happened in the early 1980s.
Speaking from behind a screen, the woman now in her late 40s, described how Travis had arrived at the West Country hotel where she was working at the time while on tour with the Radio 1 roadshow.
She described how when he turned up at the hotel in Bude, Cornwall, Travis had asked for help in carrying his suitcase to the room he had been given.
The woman said that while they were in the lift Travis started "fiddling with the bow on my blouse" but he didn't say anything and she added how she "felt relieved" when the doors eventually opened.
However, once in the bedroom Travis turned his attention to the woman and she said: "As I turned to leave he was facing me. He put his arms around me and enveloped me and gave me a massive bearhug.
"I was horrified. It went on for 20-30 seconds, it seemed to go on forever." When asked where Travis hands were she said: "They were at bra strap level and then went down my back to my bum cheeks.
"I was in absolute, utter shock. I'd never been in a situation like that and I didn't know how to deal with it."
The woman added she then fled the room, petrified that she would see Travis again and later that night she did when he came down to reception and asked her: "Will I be having the pleasure of your company later?"
She added she felt as if she had done "something terribly wrong" but did not tell anyone because she was afraid of "being laughed out of town".
The woman added that she did eventually tell her boyfriend of the time what happened but "not everything" because she did not want to upset him.
When asked why she had eventually told police, the woman said it was because she had seen Travis on TV denying sex allegations and she told the court: "That wasn't true. It is true, you've done it to me."
Under cross-examination the woman denied suggestions that the incident was made up.
Travis denies 13 counts of indecent assault and one of sexual assault. The trial at Southwark Crown Court is expected to last six weeks.
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