Reports: UK publicist Max Clifford held over sex offenses
Publicist Max Clifford arrives at the High Court to give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry on February 9, 2012 in London, England.
December 6th, 2012
11:20 AM ET

Reports: UK publicist Max Clifford held over sex offenses

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.

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  1. fernace

    So how is preaching abstinence to teens gonna work, when adults, who should have more "selfcontrol" can't even keep it in their pants!?

    December 6, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Oh, it's fun to watch someone cycle up and unravel before one's eyes.
    Crash and burn, baybee, burn.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    I think he looks like Davide.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Portland tony

    The irony here is most of these Geezers are now being exposed for offences commited during the years of the "sexual revolution" that swept across the US and Great Britain decades ago. I'm very sure that sexual behaviors that occurred almost openly during the years surrounding the 70s are considered abominable today. Ofcourse this in no way absolves their transgressions, but just puts the whole sordid mess in prospective!

    December 6, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Portland tony

    Seemed to have lost my comment in the clouds?

    December 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |