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Max Clifford charged with 11 counts of indecent assault dating back to 1966

PR guru Max Clifford tonight vowed to clear his name in court as he was charged with 11 historic counts of indecent assault against teenage girls.

The 70-year-old, famed for representing celebrities including Simon Cowell and Jade Goody, said he has been "living a 24/7 nightmare" since his arrest in December.

Clifford was charged with offences linked to girls aged from 14 to 19 between 1966 and 1985 and will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on May 28, Scotland Yard said.

This evening the publicist later ITV News UK Editor Lucy Manning: "I have never indecently assaulted anybody in my life."

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The full list of charges are:

  • One offence of indecent assault relating to a girl, aged 14, in 1966
  • One offence of indecent assault relating to a woman, aged 18, in 1974/75
  • Three offences of indecent assault relating to a girl, aged 15, in 1977/78
  • One offence of indecent assault relating to a woman, aged 19, in 1978
  • Two offences of indecent assault relating to a girl, aged 16 or 17, in 1981/82
  • One offence of indecent assault relating to a woman, aged 19, in 1980/81
  • Two offences of indecent assault relating to a woman, aged 18, in 1984/85

Surrey-born Clifford has become a famous face in his own right after years of representing those in the public eye.

Clifford, 69, was arrested on 6th December last year by officers working on the post Savile investigation, Operation Yewtree. At the time of his arrest police said that Clifford fell under the 'others' section of the investigation.

He will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 28th May.

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