15th Oct 2012 9:37am | By Editor
As a result of the investigation into Jimmy Savile, two former employees have claimed that ex-Radio 1 presenter Dave Lee Travis molested them in the BBC studios.
Dave Lee Travis is another suspect in a number of alleged sex allegations against former employees at the BBC, these new allegations claim Travis put his hand up a 17-year-old’s skirt in 1977.
Meanwhile, Vivien Creegor, a presenter on Sky News, explained that she had also experience some inappropriate behaviour from the presenter, and claimed that he had ‘jiggled her breast’ during a live Radio 4 broadcast in the 1980s.
The woman, who was assaulted when she was 17, has given a formal statement to the police. Creegor is believed to be complaining to BBC director George Entwistle.
Presenters Sandi Toksvig and Liz Kershaw have also claimed that they were often assaulted by their male colleagues.
Travis released a statement: “I categorically deny that there is any substance in either allegation and I’m genuinely surprised that allegations of this nature have been made. I totally refute any impropriety.”
Creegor remembers: “‘I was sitting in the Radio 4 studio, which at the time backed on to the studio where Dave did his show. I could see him coming into the studio,” reported The Daily Mail.
“I indicated to him to sit down but... as I went to speak his hands clamped down on my boobs over my jumper and moved them around. I didn’t have a choice. I couldn’t say anything to him because I had to finish my [Woman’s Hour] announcement. When I had, he sat down and started talking as if nothing had happened.”
Creegor claimed that sex abuse allegations were not taken seriously at the BBC, and she felt that if she reported the incident it may have jeopardized her career.
“No woman who valued her career would have been happy to put her name down on a harassment claim.
“You could say I was cowardly but, when I told someone, they just laughed it off and thought it was funny – that was the climate at the BBC at the time.”
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