Sir Paul McCartney blamed his own fame after his brother was accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

Former musician and photographer Mick MCCartney was alleged to have groped a 16-year-old girl at a family party in 2004.

He was taken to court to face the allegations in 2006, but a judge dismissed the case and ordered the prosecution to cover MCCartney's huge legal costs, which had been paid by his millionaire brother.

Now the 70 year old reveals the Beatles icon was adamant he had been targeted because of the MCCartney name.

Mike tells Britain's Daily Mail, "You asked me did my brother help me (financially). He did then and, without that help, I don't know what would have happened.

"I blame the Cps (Crown Prosecution Service) because they're out of control, in my opinion. To have the reality of your life taken out of control like that, to have it printed, and you're screaming inside, saying, 'This is wrong. I didn't do it.'

"Can you imagine having those horrible sexual things against my proud, family name? Paul understood. The first thing he said was, 'She's going for you because of me. That's why this is happening. I'm so sorry.'"