‘Will this suit look good in court?’ Jim Davidson laughs off sex abuse arrests as he cracks jokes to a half-full crowd
Nick Nack comic Jim Davidson, twice arrested over decades old sex abuse claims, joked to an audience last night that the police had gone “mental”.
The comic performed to a half-full crowd just hours after his release in a pinstriped suit jokingly asking his fans “will it look good in court”?
The former Big Break star, 59, was held as he answered bail on Wednesday, two months after he was seized at Heathrow.
Following his latest grilling, which saw him held for hours, the ex-Generation Game host again continued to “vigorously” deny all the claims.
Last night to an audience in Telford, Shrops., he said he “just had to keep telling the truth” to police.
He said: “These last six months have been the worst of my life, my life has been ruined. But I know she has to keep up the lie, I just have to keep telling the truth.
“I have been rearrested, which means you turn up thinking the first two allegations are gonna be dropped and another f*****g load of s**t drops on you from 1978.
“I don’t know what I was doing in 1978, I don’t even know what wife I was with then.”
Earlier he had joked in a profane rant that he “only sh****d old slappers” rather than children.
He added: “Me and you women are through, I’m not even gonna take my f*****g c*** out for a piss anymore.
“Do you think the police have gone mental?
“I met Jimmy Saville, if he arrived you f*****d off, and now the git drops dead and operation Yewtree decide to prove a point. They say ‘we missed Jimmy Saville, now were gonna arrest every other f****r that walks the planet’.
“You know me though, you’ve heard all the jokes, you’ve seen all the stuff you know more about me than I do, you certainly know more than the cops.”
The original allegations were made by two women who accused him of molesting them.
Scotland Yard yesterday confirmed a 59-year-old was “further arrested on suspicion of sexual offences” as part of Operation Yewtree.
The probe was sparked by the Savile scandal but Davidson’s alleged crimes are not linked to those of the paedophile Top Of The Pops presenter.
The new claims against the five-times wed comic emerged a week after DJ Dave Lee Travis, 67, was also rearrested. He too denies wrongdoing.
London-born Davidson was again bailed by police until May. The dad of five — due on stage tonight in Telford, Shropshire, as part of a nationwide tour — is one of 11 suspects so far in the Yewtree inquiry.
Davidson’s lawyer Henri Brandman stressed the comic had not been charged with an offence — adding: “He answered police questions as fully as he is able.”