Despite having been arrested last year in Operation Yewtree, the investigation into Jimmy Savile and enquiries related to him, 70 year old Freddie Starr has got married again. His new wife, 34 year old Sophie Lea, is Starr's fourth wife and she's carrying his 5th child.
Starr was arrested for allegations against him that claimed he had tried to molest a 14 year old girl in Savile's dressing room during the '70s. The initial claim was made on an ITV documentary by a woman named Karin Ward. Starr said he'd never met her, but repealed that statement when footage from the show Clunk Click proved otherwise.
The comedian hasn't been charged with the offence and was released on police bail. He has since claimed to feel like the Yorkshire Ripper in relation to the accusations, adding that his life was "ruined". His new marriage proves that not everyone judges him for the allegations made and that his life isn't ruined. Sophie Lea may be his 4th wife but he has been married 5 times. He married his third wife twice... and also divorced her twice. Perhaps his new wife and new baby can act as a fresh start for him.
The comedian Jim Davidson has been forced to pull out of Celebrity Big Brother after he was arrested at Heathrow airport in connection with the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal. The entertainer was due to appear on the Channel 5 reality series - which begins tonight (January 3, 2012) - though took the decision to pull out after he was questioned by detectives.
Plain clothes officers searched his £900,000 Georgian home in the Hampshire village of Stockbridge and were seen leaving with plastic evidence bags and brown envelopes. In a statement, the former host of Big Break and The Generation Game said he "vigorously denies" the allegations, which reportedly date back around 25 years. On his blog in October, Davidson wrote, "The Savile witch hunt is going a bit silly now. We all are starting to speculate and accuse ... even in jest. So no, I don't know who's next. Everyone has had the nod. Everyone is an expert. Just pick someone you don't like and say it's them. As odd as he was, Savile can't defend himself. The bloke's dead for God's sake. Let's move on." Other high profile names arrested as part of the investigation into sexual abuse include comedian Freddie Starr, Gary Glitter and Max Clifford. They all strenuously deny the allegations levelled against them.
David's solicitor Henri Brandman said "Two women have made allegations in respect of Jim that date back approximately 25 years. The complainants were then in their mid-twenties. Jim vigorously denies the allegations."
Continue reading: Police Clutch Evidence Bags After Searching Jim Davidson's Home
Another arrest has been made in relation to Operation Yewtree; the widespread police investigation into alleged sexual offences, sparked by the revelations regarding Jimmy Savile’s alleged former crimes against underage girls throughout his career at the BBC. According to BBC News, a man in his 60s was arrested at 6:45am (December 10, 2012) on suspicion of sexual offences and taken to a South London police station. He has been bailed until next month.
The man arrested today is the seventh to have been questioned as part of the operation and is the sixth to have been arrested. Some of those men have been high profile public figures, such as the DJ Dave Lee Travis, the comedian Freddie Starr, the PR consultant Max Clifford and the former TV presenter Wilfred De’Ath. They have all denied any wrongdoing. The musician Gary Glitter was also arrested but has not yet made a statement.
Operation Yewtree is divided into three strands: offences related to Jimmy Savile, offences related to Jimmy Savile and others and offences unrelated to Savile. Today's arrest, according to Scotland Yard, was “not connected to the allegations made against the late BBC presenter.” The identity of the man arrested today has not been revealed by Scotland Yard.
PR guru Max Clifford may need to use all the publicist expertise at his disposal to get himself out of this one, having been questioned by police about two separate sex offence allegations some eight years apart.
Mr Clifford, 69, is best known for keeping the images of such people as Kerry Katona and Katie Price their shiniest, but is now facing an up hill challenge to keep his own reputation in check. The publicist has told the press that the allegations he is facing have nothing to do with children, but revealed that he is not allowed to discuss his 12 hours of questioning any further. Clifford's summonings into police custody came yesterday morning (Dec 6) by officers working on the Jimmy Savile sex abuse inquiry that has dominated the headlines since the deceased TV presenter's sordid past emerged.
Following his mammoth questioning session, Clifford was quick to deny any and all of the accusations he is facing, telling the crowd of reporters outside his Surrey home earlier today (Dec 7) "I have nothing to hide."
Continue reading: Max Clifford Faces Police Questions On Two Separate Sex Offences
The Metropolitan Police are believed to be holding talks with a 'mystery man' into the ongoing child abuse claims against the late Jimmy Savile.
Police are remaining tight-lipped on the identity of the latest person to be brought into talks relating to the claims of sexual abuse stretching for more than half a century, although it is known that the mystery person is an OAP in his 80s.
The police meeting with the unknown man took place at Scotland Yard yesterday (Nov 29) and lasted until just after 5pm, with the Met telling the press afterwards that the suspect, from Berkshire, was allowed to return home after the interrogation. The man's questioning is related to a wider investigation looking into claims of child abuse and other such offences not solely related to the Savile case.
Continue reading: Police Quizzing 'Mystery Man' About Jimmy Savile Abuse Claims
Freddie Starr, Claridge's Hotel and Harley Street - Freddie Starr leaving Claridge's Hotel to head to Harley Street to give an interview to deny recent claims made against him Wednesday 21st November 2012 Featuring: Sophie Lee, Freddie Starr Where: London, United Kingdom
Freddie Starr, Claridge's Hotel and Harley Street - Freddie Starr leaving Claridge's Hotel to head to Harley Street to give an interview to deny recent claims made against him Wednesday 21st November 2012 Featuring: Freddie Starr Where: London, United Kingdom