Celebrity publicist Max Clifford was arrested Thursday by police investigating sex abuse allegations sparked by a scandal involving a now-deceased TV host, British media reports said.
His lawyer confirmed that Clifford - who is famous in Britain for representing celebrities and members of the public willing to sell kiss-and-tell stories - was being questioned by police, but did not say what it regarded.
"Max Clifford is being interviewed by police. Mr. Clifford will assist the police as best he can with their inquiries," said lawyer Charlotte Harris, at law firm Mishcon de Reya.
London's Metropolitan Police said a man in his 60s was arrested on suspicion of sexual offenses Thursday morning in Surrey, outside London, in connection with the inquiry involving late television personality Jimmy Savile.
But the force declined to name the suspect, in line with policy.FULL STORY