And he says he's totally innocent...

JONATHAN KING has been released from prison.

The pop mogul, free from Maidstone Prison after serving over three years behind bars for sex crimes, insisted his innocence following his release.

He told the London Evening Standard: “I have had a brilliant three-and-a-half years in prison for crimes I did not commit. I was as impressed by the prison services as I was depressed by the police and the CPS. What remained is that I am absolutely 100 per cent innocent of the crimes and my lawyer promises that they will be quashed by appeal.”

King is a veteran music industry figure. He charted with a single, ‘Everybody’s Gone To The Moon’, in 1965, going on to enjoy a career as a performer and songwriter in the 60s and 70s.

The record executive subsequently developed a career as a TV presenter on ‘Entertainment USA’, a tabloid newspaper columnist, a novelist, and also enjoyed a long association with Britain’s Eurovision bids.