Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis, whose real name is David Patrick Griffin leaves Southwark Crown Court...
Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis, whose real name is David Patrick Griffin, leaves Southwark Crown Court in London February 13, 2014. Dave Lee Travis, one of Britain's best-known radio DJs in the 1970s and 1980s who counted Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi among his fans, was cleared on Thursday of a string of sex offences against women over three decades.
The 68-year-old former BBC Radio 1 DJ was the first ageing celebrity to go on trial as a direct result of an investigation launched after police revealed that the late Jimmy Savile, one of the BBC's top TV presenters, had been a prolific child sex offender.
Travis, who appeared on a weekly television music show at the height of his fame, had been accused of 14 charges involving 11 women between 1976 and 2008.
The jury at London's Southwark Crown Court cleared him of 12 offences but were unable to reach a verdict on one charge of indecent assault and one of sexual assault, and prosecutors were given a week to decide whether to seek a re-trial. REUTERS/Paul Hackett (BRITAIN - Tags: CRIME LAW ENTERTAINMENT)