Make no mistake, Dave Lee Travis is an odious man but regardless of how much of a dickhead he is, no man deserves to be tarred with ‘Yewtree’ brush who has not abused children.
There are others too, Jim Davidson may be an unfunny arsehole but the allegations levelled against him were never to do with children, nor were the allegations that his friend faced.
I’m not defending DLT, I know what kind of man he is, I know that he had no respect for women and it could be said that he abused his position. He was a typical 1970s man.
For a long time I’ve been worried that these people have been laid out on the media sacrificial alter, big names, cheap headlines and real child abusers, and I’m talking about the abuse of 9 and 10 year olds, are overlooked.
Let’s be clear, there have been no arrests in connection with the Elm Guest House, not one, and what happened there was far in excess of anything DLT and Jim Davidson were accused of.
The Stingemore, McSweeney charges and the Harry Kasir arrest are not connected to Elm Guest House.
There have been no arrests in connection to Elm Guest House, mark that fact and mark it well.