Comedian Jim Davidson will not be charged with any sexual offences the Crown Prosecution Service has said.
The 59-year-old was arrested on January 2nd by detectives working on Operation Yewtree which had been set up following claims the late Jimmy Savile had abused 100s over a forty year period while working for the BBC.
Jim Davidson’s solicitor Henri Brandman said at the time the former host of The Generation Game for BBC One denied the claims which had been made by ‘two women’. Davidson was later bailed by police and re-arrested in March after further allegations had been reported to the police.
In total ten allegations had been made against Davidson – although none directly connected to Savile – however the CPS believe that there is “insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction in relation to all complaints”.
My client Jim Davidson was, of course, arrested a number of months ago in respect of allegations of a historical sexual nature. He is pleased to have received news today that there will be no further action relating to the allegations. – Jim Davidson’s solicitor Henri Brandman
The Metropolitan Police note however one allegation remains outstanding, but because it falls outside UK jurisdiction it will be handled by the relevant country’s legal body.
Due to the accusations Davidson was forced to pull out of Celebrity Big Brother following his arrest in January.
It looks a fun show. Shame I missed it. Maybe next time. – Davidson
He was replaced by Channel 5 producers at the eleventh hour by former footballer Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock. Davidson is known for his controversial stand-up routines, smutty adult pantomimes and family television series such as snooker game show Big Break and sitcom Up the Elephant and Round the Castle. Davidson was also a regular on Saturday morning children’s series Tiswas. (pictured right)