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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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.


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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