Cliff Richard privacy case

  1. BBC 'pays £2m' to settle Sir Cliff Richard case

    Sir Cliff Richard has reached a final settlement after his legal action against the BBC, which will pay a reported £2m towards his legal costs.

    Sir Cliff Richard

    Last year, the star won a privacy case against the broadcaster over its coverage of a police raid on his home.

    South Yorkshire Police officers were investigating an allegation made by a man who claimed he was sexually assaulted by Sir Cliff in 1985 in Sheffield.

    But the singer was never arrested or charged and the case was dropped two years later.

    The BBC was ordered to pay £210,000 in damages, and later agreed to pay £850,000 to cover legal costs.

    However, that figure has since increased. The BBC said the case had now reached its "conclusion".

    A BBC spokesperson said: "We are pleased Sir Cliff Richard, the BBC and South Yorkshire Police have reached an amicable settlement of Sir Cliff Richard's legal costs. The BBC's costs are within the scope of our legal insurance."

    However, the settlement will not fully cover the star's legal fees. During his trial, the 78-year-old singer said he had spent more than £3m to clear his name.

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