Britain's best known super publicist Max Clifford who says the biggest part of his job is to keep celeb scandals out of the press. Has been arrested himself, at his Surrey home earlier today, on suspicion of sexual offences.
A Met Police spokesperson said Clifford had been arrested as part of Operation Yewtree which was established in light of the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal.
There are currently three strands of inquiry relating to Operation Yewtree which was set up to look at historic sexual abuse allegations. The first is looking specifically at the actions of Jimmy Savile. The second concerns allegations against "Savile and others". And the separate and third strand relates to alleged complaints against other people unconnected to the Jimmy Savile investigations. And the Met spokesperson added: "The individual (held today) falls under the strand of the investigation we have termed 'Others'. We are not prepared to discuss further."
Back in October Clifford said he had been approached by some 15 celebrities worried that their names would be dragged into the scandal. And his arrest follows that of Gary Glitter, comedian Freddie Starr, DJ Dave Lee Travis and a man in his 70s, reported to be former television producer Wilfred De'Ath, who were all arrested and bailed as part of the probe.
Clifford's lawyer, Charlotte Harris, said he would assist the police "as best he can with their inquiries".
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