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DLT: 'Victim Left With Eyes Full Of Tears'
A former colleague of Dave Lee Travis has told a court how her "eyes filled up with tears" after the DJ allegedly touched her breasts.
The woman, who worked with him in local radio in the 2000s, said she initially had a good relationship with the man everyone called "DLT".
Speaking from behind a curtain at Southwark Crown Court, she said: "He would give me big bear hugs every time he saw me, he would hug me a lot.
"I just saw him like a friendly grandad type - that is how he came across to me."
The former journalist said that her opinion of him changed after an incident in their newsroom.
She told the court how the DJ approached her from behind and gave her another bear hug.
She said: "He grabbed me on my face and then his hand was on that bit of your tummy below your belly button ... Nobody ever touches me there."
She added: "He took his arms back really slowly and deliberately over my breasts.
"I felt really confused, I went to the toilets and my eyes filled up with tears."
She told the court how other female journalists at Chiltern FM had felt uncomfortable with the star's behaviour and on one occasion had confronted him about it.
Classic Gold Radio was based in the same building as Chiltern FM in Dunstable.
The boss of Classic Gold, Colin Wilshere, told the court it was his responsibility to try to "have a word" with Dave Lee Travis about the incident.
He said: "I asked Dave to come into my office.
"He realised what I was talking about and said words to the effect of 'I didn't intend to upset her, that wasn't my intention'.
"He wanted to go and apologise and put matters right."
Mr Wilshere explained how he ordered DLT to "stay away" from the newsroom.
But the court heard Dave Lee Travis ignored his boss and went straight back in to the newsroom to talk to the female journalist.
Mr Wilshere said he then had to "haul" DLT back into his office.
The former boss said: "He had clearly not listened to what I wanted him to do. I just wanted him to go home because there was a lot of anger in the newsroom at that time.
"He was flustered, he was very angry with the whole thing ... he was very upset. He really wanted to talk to her and straighten it all out."
The DJ then left the building and went home.
Mr Wilshere admitted that there was no record made of the incident and nothing was put on Mr Travis' staff file at the radio station.
Dave Lee Travis denies 13 counts of indecent assault and one of sexual assault.
His trial is due to last for six weeks.
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