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: Allegations are 'very distressing' for my family

Max Clifford made a short statement outside Belgravia Police Station where he has been questioned by police after being arrested on suspicion of sexual offences.

These allegations are damaging and totally untrue.

On a personal level they are very distressing for myself, my wife, my family and loved ones.

Anyone who really knew me all those years ago ... will have no doubt that I would never act in the way [that] I have today been accused.

– max clifford


Lawyer: Clifford to assist police 'as best he can'

Max Clifford's lawyer Charlotte Harris said he would assist the police "as best he can with their inquiries" following his arrest by detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal.

A statement said:

Max Clifford is being interviewed by police.

Mr Clifford will assist the police as best he can with their inquiries.

When we are in a position to provide further information, we will.

– Charlotte Harris
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Master publicist Clifford at centre of his own story

Max Clifford is perhaps Britain's best-known PR.

He is being questioned at a central London police station by the team of detectives set up by the Metropolitan Police to investigate many allegations of historic sexual offences in the aftermath of the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal.

We should stress that there is no direct link here to the claims against Jimmy Savile.

Clifford has guided and advised many celebrities over the last two or three decades and indeed after the Savile scandal broke he was vocal in saying that many older entertainers had come to him to say they were worried about being caught up in the aftermath.

He has also brokered and broken many of the biggest celebrity scandals of the last 20 years.

Today the master publicist has found himself at the centre of his very own story.


Man in 60s arrested by Savile detectives

Police confirmed that a man in his 60s was arrested this morning by detectives working on the Jimmy Savile sex abuse investigation.

Officers working on Operation Yewtree have this morning, Thursday 6 December, arrested a man in his 60s [Yewtree 6] in connection with the investigation.

The man from Surrey was arrested at 07:40hrs on suspicion of sexual offences and has been taken into a central London police station.

The individual falls under the strand of the investigation we have termed 'Others'.

– Scotland Yard
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