Dave Lee Travis is a well-known English disc jockey, radio host and television presenter, also known by his infamous nickname DLT. 1965 marked the beginning of Travis’ career as a broadcaster, beginning with underground radio station Radio Caroline. In 1995, Travis was found guilty of groping a television researcher, and in the years that followed, he faced several other charges of inappropriate touching.
In 2018, less than four years after being found guilty of indecent assault as part of Operation Yetrew, he made a surprise comeback announcement on the radio. Despite this, he has never been out in public and made no known public appearances until recently when Dave Griffin was spotted in public with his wife Marianne Griffin.
Dave Lee Travis and Marianne Griffin made headlines after their joint public appearance
Dave Lee Travis, commonly known as The Hairy Monster, has dwindled in public appearances throughout his life due to the numerous charges brought against him. In addition, it is quite unusual for him to be seen with his wife or other family members.
Nevertheless it took place; DLT was spotted with his wife, Marianne Griffin, and the story of their appearance broke as soon as it was reported. It has been claimed that the couple were last seen together in February 2014 when they went to Southwark Crown Court. At the time, Dave was on trial for 12 counts of indecent assault but was found not guilty on all charges.
David Lee Travis and his wife Marianne make their way to Southwark Crown Court in London.
On May 6, 1971, Travis married Marianne Bergqvist, also known by her maiden name Marianne Griffin. Dave is her spouse and they both live in Buckland which is in Buckinghamshire. Dave was a well-known driver in the sport of drag racing in the 1970’s.
Both photography and classic automobiles are among Travis’ hobbies and interests. With this in mind, he wrote and published a book called A Bit of a Star in 1987. The book contained pictures of famous ladies and he dedicated it to the memory of his father.
How rich is Dave Lee Travis according to his net worth?
Dave Lee Travis is estimated to have a net worth of $1.5 million. Travis is already a millionaire. He grew up in Manchester although he was born in Buxton, Derbyshire. It was Manchester Central Grammar School for Boys where he received his education.
Travis’ early work included graphic design, shop interior design, and photography; These paved the way for a career in the design industry. He started his career DJing at the Oasis Club in Manchester with a Dansette autochanger, working there evenings and weekends.
Travis started out as a designer and later switched to DJing.
After some time he decided to focus exclusively on his DJ career and embarked on a tour of the UK which he planned and promoted himself. He has performed his sets in a variety of venues including nightclubs, ballrooms and theaters. The band Herman’s Hermits asked him to manage their upcoming tour of the United States with Bobby Vee and Freddy Cannon and to act as the warm-up DJ for the shows.
Travis eventually returned to the UK and lived in the north of the country. There he promoted his performances in Blackpool, Bury and the boroughs around those towns.
Additional Info on Multi-Millionaire Dave Lee Travis: Career Earnings
The details of Dave Lee Travis’ earnings throughout his career have not been released. Travis was a sex offender who committed sex offenses “opportunistically.” He was arrested as part of Scotland Yard’s Operation Yewtree, which was launched in response to allegations of abuse.
It has been over ten years since the Metropolitan Police Service (Met) police launched the investigation known as Operation Yewtree, which has looked into allegations of sexual assault against various prominent figures.
Dave was taken into custody as part of Scotland Yard’s Operation Yewtree.
The inquiry was conducted by British police and looked into allegations of child sexual assault against English TV star Jimmy Savile and others.
As of October 2015, the operation had resulted in the arrest of 19 people, seven of whom were eventually convicted of the charges against them. The increase in reported crimes can be attributed to the so-called “Yewtree effect”. Dave Lee Travis was arrested by Operation Yewtree investigators in November 2012 on allegations of sexual misconduct, all of which he vigorously denied.
Dave Lee Travis criminal convictions
In October 2012, two former BBC employees alleged that Travis had sexually assaulted several women while he was employed by the BBC. The allegations were made by two former employees of Travis. After one of the ladies, who was 17 at the time, made a formal complaint to police, she told the media Travis put his hand under her skirt in 1977. This allegation came after the woman made a formal statement to police. The other presenter, Vivien Creegor, explained that Travis “wobbled her boobs” when she was live on BBC Radio 4 in the 1980s. Creegor made this claim. Metropolitan Police arrested Travis at his home on November 15, 2012 in connection with the investigation being conducted as part of Operation Yewtree. He was the fourth and final person to be taken into custody as part of the investigation.
In October 2013, Travis was indicted on 15 counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual assault, which allegedly took place between 1976 and 2008. These allegations relate to 11 female applicants, aged between 15 and 29 at the time of the alleged offences. The alleged assaults occurred between 1976 and 2008. He pleaded not guilty and the trial took place at Southwark Crown Court from January 2014. On February 13, the jury returned a verdict that Travis was not guilty on twelve of the fourteen charges against him, but could not rule on the other two charges. Speaking to the press after the verdict was announced, Travis said: “I don’t feel like we’ve prevailed in any way, shape or form. On the other hand, I think it’s common knowledge that I’ve spent the better part of a year and a half going through hell over this matter.” On February 24, it was announced that prosecutors were planning to start a new trial to apply for the two remaining counts of indictment.
On March 28, 2014, it was reported that Travis faces an additional charge of indecent assault in addition to retrial on the two remaining counts. On April 15, it was revealed that he was facing another charge of indecent assault over a 1995 incident involving a woman over the age of 16. On 24 April he appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court where he vehemently denied the charges against him. September 5th marked the start of his trial, which took place at Southwark Crown Court. Travis was found guilty on September 23 by a 10-2 majority of indecently assaulting a researcher who worked on the Mrs. Merton Show in 1995. The incident happened in 1995. In 1990, while appearing in a production of Aladdin, he was accused of indecently abusing another woman, but he was found not guilty of the charge. On the third indictment, which dates from 2008 and involves a journalist going to his home, the jury was unable to reach a decision and returned a conviction. On Friday, September 26, 2014, he was sentenced to three months in prison with the possibility of parole after two years.
Four appeals to the attorney general’s office, alleging that the sentence was excessively lenient, were all dismissed. Travis’ motion to have his conviction overturned was denied by the Court of Appeals on December 8, 2015.
Early Life and Career
Although born in Buxton, Derbyshire, Travis spent his childhood in Manchester. His father worked in the entertainment industry as a stage manager and was educated at Manchester Central Grammar School for Boys.
Travis’ early careers were in retail graphic design and interior design, and he also worked as a photographer. He began his career as a DJ at the Oasis Club in Manchester, using a Dansette autochanger during his nights and weekend shifts. He gave up his other jobs and embarked on a tour of the UK’s clubs, ballrooms and theaters, presenting his own DJ sets. This tour was self-created and self-advertised. As a result, Herman’s Hermits asked him to fill the role of tour manager and warm-up DJ on their next tour of the United States, which will open with Bobby Vee and Freddy Cannon. Travis moved back to the north of England on his return to the UK and continued to promote his own performances in Blackpool, Bury and the surrounding areas.