Clifford: 'Very distressing' claims

Public relations consultant Max Clifford, who was released on bail after his arrest on suspicion of sexual offences, has said he is "going try and make things as normal as possible" and called the allegations "extremely distressing."

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Publicist Max Clifford re-bailed following arrest

Publicist Max Clifford was arrested on suspicion of sexual offences on December 6. Credit: Press Association

Publicist Max Clifford has been re-bailed following his arrest by Jimmy Savile detectives.

Clifford, who was arrested on suspicion of sexual offences on December 6, has been re-bailed to return on a date in February, pending further inquiries.

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Clifford appreciates 'huge amount of support' since arrest

Max Clifford spoke outside his London office this lunchtime.

Speaking outside his central London office this lunchtime, publicist Max Clifford told reporters:

"One of the good things to come out of this nightmare is the huge amount of support - literally hundreds of people have contacted me in the last 20 hours with their messages.

"So there is always a positive side to any dreadful situation."

Clifford claims date back to 1977 and 'a few years afterwards'

Two claims against Max Clifford are alleged to have taken place in 1977 and "a few years afterwards," the publicist said today.

"All I can say is that [the allegations] are totally without any foundation and they are totally untrue.

"I think one was in '77 and one was a few years afterwards," he said.

He said he appeared distressed last night because he had been "sitting in cells, being asked questioned for hours and hours. I wasn't exactly a bundle of joy."

He accepted that police have to look into the accusation made.

"I've got to answer their questions and hopefully show clearly and conclusively to them and everybody else that there is absolutely no truth in any of this," he said.

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Max Clifford denies allegations, remarks on 'witch hunt'

Max Clifford earlier denied allegations made against him after being questioned by police.

Speaking outside his home, he said: "Anyone who really knew me all those years ago, and those who've known me since will have no doubt that I would never act in the way that I have been accused."

Asked whether he believed he was the victim of a witch hunt, he said: "You make up your own mind."

Max Clifford maintains innocence following arrest

PR guru Max Clifford maintained his innocence tonight after being questioned by police in London on suspicion of sexual offences.

Max Clifford spoke to the media following his arrest earlier today. Credit: ITV News

Speaking on the steps of Belgravia police station, he said: "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."

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