Clement Freud’s widow ‘sorry’ for his reported sex abuse


LONDON (AP) — The widow of British broadcaster and legislator Clement Freud has apologized after he was accused in a television documentary of sexually abusing two girls.

Jill Freud said in a statement she was “profoundly sorry for what has happened to these women.”

Clement Freud, who died in 2009, was the grandson of psychoanalytic pioneer Sigmund Freud. He was a member of Parliament from 1973 to 1987.

The statement was made public Wednesday ahead of an ITV Exposure documentary accusing Freud of abusing two girls between the late 1940s and 1970s.

One of the accusers, Sylvia Woosley, told the program he molested her for several years.

The second accuser has remained anonymous. She says Freud abused her when she was a child and raped her when she was 18.