Publicist Arrested in Savile Inquiry

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09:  Publicist Max Clifford arrives at the High Court to give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry on February 9, 2012 in London, England. The inquiry is being led by Lord Justice Leveson and is looking into the culture, practice and ethics of the press in the United Kingdom. The inquiry, which will take evidence from interested parties and may take a year or more to complete, comes in the wake of the phone hacking scandal that saw the closure of The News of The World newspaper.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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    Max Clifford, a high-profile British publicist, has been arrested by detectives from the investigation team looking into former BBC personality Jimmy Savile’s decades of alleged sexual abuse. Clifford’s arrest, however, isn’t based on allegations related to Savile, but on suspicion of his own sexual offenses. Clifford recently commented on the Savile allegations, saying that many celebrities were nervous about being implicated, what with “young girls throwing themselves at them in their dressing rooms” adding that “They never asked for anybody’s birth certificate.” Clifford’s lawyer has confirmed the arrest.

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