BBC sex scandal: Max Clifford out on bail

2012-12-07 09:43

London - Max Clifford, one of Britain's most prominent public relations figures, was released on bail late on Thursday after 12 hours of questioning in connection with investigations into a child abuse scandal linked to a former BBC entertainer.

Clifford protested his innocence as he emerged from a central London police station late on Thursday, saying that the allegations made against him were "damaging and totally untrue".

"Anyone who really knew me all those years ago and those who have known me since will have no doubt that I would never act in the way that I have today been accused," he said in response to the allegations, which are reported to go back to the 1970s.

Clifford is the sixth person to be arrested in connection with the investigation, which centres on the alleged abuse of children by Jimmy Savile, a now deceased BBC entertainer, for several decades since the 1960s.

They include comedian Freddie Starr, convicted paedophile and former glam rock star Gary Glitter and two former BBC presenters. All have been freed on bail after being questioned by police.

  • raymond.romans.5 - 2012-12-07 10:02

    Let's see you spin your way out of this one.

      alan.jerrold - 2012-12-07 12:23

      Yep, Clifford has defended a LOT of total sleazeballs in his time. Also Shrien Dewani. Now he'll have his own hands full trying to get someone to give HIM advice. What goes around, comes around bud.

  • erich.oosthuizen.3 - 2012-12-07 10:19

    hope he rots in prison, was big mouth in slagging south africa off last year,

  • younginhk - 2012-12-07 10:29

    Erich.oost ...... Exactly. The guy defends a murderer and look at at him now. The wheel is round Mr Clifford.

  • vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-12-07 13:01

    The police had better be damn sure of their facts. These are some big fish that they are targeting and the negative publicity is going to result in massive civil claims if they are unable to make the charges stick.

  • johnwyattcapetown - 2012-12-08 19:50

    So tell us Max, why exactly were you arrested in the first place???

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