Jim Davidson 'gobsmacked' by sex assault claims against him in Jimmy Savile inquiry (From This Is Local London)
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Jim Davidson 'gobsmacked' by sex assault claims against him in Jimmy Savile inquiry
CHARLTON-born comic Jim Davidson has said he will be "completely exonerated" by a police investigation into allegations he sexually assaulted two women.
The 59-year-old, who was arrested at Heathrow Airport after flying back to the UK to take part in Celebrity Big Brother, said he was "totally gobsmacked" by what had happened.
He was quoted in The Sun as having told a friend he was "mystified" by the allegations. The south Londoner said: "It's not in my make-up to do what I've been accused of."
He added: "I know at the end of this I will be completely exonerated. I have done nothing wrong."
The former Generation Game and Big Break host was questioned by detectives investigating sex abuse claims against Jimmy Savile and has been bailed until March, pending further inquiries. His solicitor said previously the allegations date back approximately 25 years.
Scotland Yard is leading a national investigation into allegations against disgraced television presenter Savile and a number of other high-profile figures. Detectives have separated the inquiry into three strands: claims against Savile, those involving Savile and others, and those involving others.
So far, officers have questioned people including former pop star Gary Glitter, comedian Freddie Starr and PR guru Max Clifford.
Last month, police said a total of 31 allegations of rape had been made against former Top Of The Pops presenter Savile.
Some 589 people have come forward with information relating to the scandal, with a total of 450 complaints against the BBC presenter and DJ, mainly alleging sexual abuse.
Detectives have recorded 199 crimes in 17 force areas in which Savile is a suspect.