Cliff's Trial

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Friday 20th April 2018

The trial where Sir Cliff Richard is suing the BBC continues

A BBC REPORTER who broke a story about Sir Cliff Richard's home being searched by police following a child sex assault allegation has told a High Court judge that he "just reported the facts." Dan Johnson accepted that his story had "distressed" the 77-year-old Christian and singer. But he said that distress was not "caused by me uniquely." Mr Johnson outlined his thoughts while giving evidence to Mr Justice Mann at a High Court trial in London on Wednesday. Sir Cliff has sued the BBC over coverage of the South Yorkshire Police search in August 2014 and wants damages at the "top end" of the scale. He says the coverage, which involved the use of a helicopter, was a "very serious invasion" of his privacy. The BBC disputes his claims. CR

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