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Cliff Richard Home Searched In Connection To Sex Abuse Allegations

(London) -- The home of British entertainer Cliff Richard is the subject of a search tied to allegations of sexual assault. Police say the allegation involves a boy under the age of 16 in 1985. According to the BBC, reports suggest the alleged assault took place at a Billy Graham faith-based event in Sheffield, England. Richard, who is reportedly out of the country, says the allegations are "completely false." He says he has been aware of it for many months now but chose not to dignify them with a response because it would "just give them more oxygen."

Knighted in 1995, Sir Cliff Richard is one of Britain's most successful artists selling more than 250 million records worldwide. Among others, his hits include the 1970s-era "Devil Woman" and "We Don't Talk Anymore."

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