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Famed UK publicist charged with indecent assault

Prominent celebrity publicist Max Clifford has been charged with 11 counts of indecent assault, British officials said Friday.Full story

Top publicist arrested in UK sex abuse inquiry

LONDON (Reuters) - Max Clifford, Britain's highest-profile celebrity publicist, was arrested for alleged sex crimes on Thursday by a special police unit set up in the wake of an abuse scandal involving a former BBC TV star, his lawyer said. Full story

Royal Opera chief gets top job at scandal-hit BBC

LONDON (Reuters) - The BBC on Thursday named a former journalist who runs the Royal Opera House to lead the broadcaster and restore public faith after sex abuse scandals tarnished the reputation of one of Britain's most treasured institutions. Full story

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BBC pay out 185,000 pounds over false abuse claim

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  BBC faces scrutiny for falsely reporting sex abuse

After being accused of covering up former BBC star Jimmy Savile’s sexual abuse, the BBC falsely reported that a Margaret Thatcher-era politician had sexually abused children, leading to the resignation of the network’s chief and the arrest of a former producer. NBC’s Michelle Kosinski reports.  

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