Freddie Starr: Sex claims left me suicidal
Comedian Freddie Starr has told how being under police investigation for allegations of historical sex abuse left him "suicidal".
The 72-year-old was told he would not be prosecuted after spending 18 months on bail before losing a damages claim against his accuser in the High Court earlier this year.
He revealed that he moved to Spain following the ruling, which left him facing a costs bill unofficially estimated at about £1m.
He said: "No matter which way I turned there was a ****ing revolver pointing at my head so I thought, 'I'm not going to tell anyone, I'm just going to get on a plane and go to Spain, the place I love, and this is where I'm going to die'."