Veteran British Dj Dave Lee Travis had a "propensity" to grope women and hoped his fame gave him "the perfect right" to abuse them, a court in London has heard.

The former BBC Radio 1 stalwart, who was cleared of 12 indecent assault charges in February (14), is facing a retrial on three counts, and the hearing formally began on Friday (05Sept14).

The jury was told Lee Travis is facing two charges of indecent assault and one of sexual assault involving three different women between the 1980s and 2008.

One alleged victim claims she was groped when she was working on a theatre show with Lee Travis, another accuses him of groping her outside his dressing room before a chat show appearance, and a third is a journalist who says she was molested during an interview at the Dj's home in Buckinghamshire, England.

Prosecutor Miranda Moore, Qc, told the jury at London's Southwark Crown Court, "We say that these incidents show that he has a propensity to lay his hands in a sexual manner on young women and that he is an opportunist... The defendant seemed to act as if he had the perfect right to grope."

Lee Travis denies all three charges.

The trial continues.