re: ...wondering if he's as much as a publicity whore
Irrelevant, except to those whose only interest is tarnishing the image of people who are innocent unless proven guilty, before they even have a chance to defend themselves.
Those such as the Daily Fail comic, et al, who aim to pervert the course of justice by throwing as much mud as possible and hoping some of it sticks.
Forget the legalities. That's their MO. They are just obeying their masters voice (no pun intended).