UK publicist Max Clifford arrested in sex abuse case
December 8, 2012, 12:05 am TWN
LONDON -- For years, the affable, white-haired Max Clifford has been the "go to" guy for British celebrities seeking help with public relations fiascos. Now it is Clifford who may need help: He was arrested Thursday as part of a wide-ranging UK inquiry into sex abuse.
Clifford called the allegations "damaging and totally untrue" as he left a London police station to a flurry of photographer flashbulbs.
News of the arrest shocked Britain's entertainment and media communities; Clifford has long been seen as a sage adviser with an uncanny ability to shape the news in his client's favor.