Jim Davidson Arrested on Suspicion of Sex Offences, Again
In January comedian and game show host Jim Davidson was arrested on suspicion of sexual offenses. Davidson, 59 years old was face of the BBC’s Saturday night in the 1990s with shows such as The Generation Game and Big Break.
Allegations were made by two women regarding acts that occurred some 25 years ago. Davidson responded:
“I’ve never forced myself on a girl in my life.
“When they put the allegations to me, I was just mystified. I can’t remember last week – let alone 25 years ago.
“But I know this much, I have never ever taken advantage, or anything else like that, of a woman,” said Davidson.
Davidson was re-arrested today as part of an ongoing investigation in Operation Yewtree, the national investigation prompted by the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal.
So far 9 people have been arrested in the scandal. Scotland Yard said last month 31 allegations of rape had been made against Savile and 589 people had come forward with information relating to the scandal.
Revealing the scale of the investigation in December, Commander Peter Spindler said 450 individuals had made allegations against former BBC celebrity Savile, mostly of sexual assault. It is understood that 139 individuals made allegations against others, including celebrities and people in positions of power.
Columnist-The Guardian Express