BBC News reports that millionaire PR guru Max Clifford has been charged with eleven indecent assaults.
The alleged offences relate to seven different women and girls ranging in age from 14 to 19 years old.
Mr Clifford, 70, from Surrey, who says the allegations are “completely false”, will appear in court next month.
He was arrested in Operation Yewtree – set up after claims were made against Jimmy Savile – although his arrest was unrelated to the former BBC DJ.
Operation Yewtree has three strands. One concerns Savile’s crimes exclusively, while another relates to allegations against Savile and others.
The third strand, under which Mr Clifford was arrested, concentrates on accusations unconnected to the Savile investigations but which emerged as a result of the publicity surrounding Savile.
Mr Clifford was not charged over three further allegations as there was “insufficient evidence to authorise charges”, the Crown Prosecution Service said.
Mr Clifford denied the allegations against him. Continue Reading…..
In October 2012 just after the news broke about Jimmy Saville, Clifford appeared on day time TV show This Morning and revealed:
“I was aware [Of the Savile accusations] because of Gary Glitter,”
“Don’t forget I was the one that broke the Gary Glitter story, and when the people that came to me to tell me about Gary Glitter, Jimmy Savile’s name came up several times in those conversations. That was years ago… I passed it all on”
“In the ’60s and ’70s you had all the young pop stars, and you had young girls throwing themselves at them going in the dressing rooms at the concerts halls, everywhere they went.
“What happened, happened – and they were young guys themselves – asked for birth certificates and I’m not condoning it but that’s what happened.”
“But then you had people around them that saw opportunities – people like Jimmy Savile – all these young girls ‘I can introduce them to The Beatles, I can do this, I can do that…’
“They’re the ones they should be going after, and there are several of them whose names haven’t come out.”
“Fortunately now, a lot of people are coming out that were frightened. So it has changed, but there’s an awful lot more to come… potentially.”
The Jimmy Savile affair has really opened up a can of worms and the police seem to be sweeping up and arresting every man that was a star in the 1970s.
As for Max.. I don’t think anyone saw this coming, the publicist becoming the story. But innocent until proven guilty.
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