13 Apr 2018

Sir Cliff Richard criticises BBC over raid footage

Sir Cliff Richard has claimed that he felt “forever tainted” after the BBC covered a police raid on his home, telling the high court it was as if everything he had ever worked for was being torn apart.

The singer has taken legal action against the broadcaster, claiming their coverage of the search following a sex assault allegation was a “very serious invasion” of privacy.

The BBC say their coverage was in good faith, and they reported Sir Cliff’s full denial of the allegations at every stage.