The investigation into the late Jimmy Savile’s sex crime allegations has ensnared a celebrity publicist whose ex-clients include former American Idol judge Simon Cowell.
[Max] Clifford, 70, was charged with 11 counts of indecent assault, prosecutors said, including on two underage girls, after being arrested in December as part of an investigation into sex crime allegations against the late Jimmy Savile.
Savile, one of Britain’s biggest TV stars in the 1970s and 1980s, was after his death last year found to have carried out sex crimes on an unprecedented scale over six decades, triggering an inquiry that has snared several other celebrities….
Clifford, whose alleged crimes were committed between 1966 and 1985, is expected to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on May 28. One of the assaults relates to a girl aged 14, and another to girl aged 15.
Clifford maintains he is innocent of the charges and that the facts will soon prove that out.