I’ll write more about this tomorrow.
Max Clifford, the celebrity publicist who made his name and fortune helping some of Britain’s most famous people shape their reputations, has been charged with 11 indecent assaults of girls and young women, including one of a girl aged 14.
The charges related to offences allegedly committed between 1966 and 1985 and were laid in the course of Operation Yewtree, the police investigation which was set up in the wake of revelation of the sexual offences carried out by Jimmy Savile.
On Friday evening, the Crown Prosecution Service announced that it had authorised police to charge Clifford, who was arrested at his home in Surrey in December on suspicion of sexual offences. He has consistently denied the allegations against him. On Friday night he said the charges were “completely false” and vowed to clear his name in a court of law.