Dave Lee Travis has “always been a tactile person” but does not “pinch the bums of strangers”, the former Radio 1 DJ has told Southwark Crown Court.
He also told the jury that Radio 1 had made him famous but that he boosted his income with personal appearances as the pay was “pretty pathetic”.
Asked if he had worked since his arrest in November 2012, the 69-year-old said he had not “done a single thing”.
Mr Travis denies two counts of indecent assault and one of sexual assault.
He is being retried on one count of indecent assault of a woman in the 1990s and another of sexual assault on a different woman in 2008 – after a jury failed to reach verdicts earlier this year.
Mr Travis, who is on trial under his real name, David Griffin, has also pleaded not guilty to the additional count of indecent assault alleged to have taken place in Manchester on 17 January 1995.
Asked about his former Radio 1 colleague Jimmy Savile, he told the court that, while they were contemporaries, he “never had a sensible conversation with him because he put up a wall”.
He added that Savile, who is thought to have sexually abused victims of all ages over decades, was seen as unprofessional because he would record the links between records rather than broadcast them live.
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