Clifford denies indecent assault

PR guru Max Clifford today denied 11 counts of historic indecent assault on teenage girls. The 70-year-old, from Hersham in Surrey, is accused of charges relating to seven alleged victims, aged from 14 to 19, between 1966 and 1985.

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Max Clifford arrives at court to face charges

Publicist Max Clifford has arrived at Westminster Magistrates' Court to face charges 11 indecent assaults allegedly committed between 1966 and 1985.

The alleged offences relate to women and girls aged between 14 and 19.

Max Clifford was surrounded by media as he arrived at court. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Clifford, who was arrested under Operation Yewtree in December, strenuously denies the allegations, saying the claims are "completely false."

Operation Yewtree was set up in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal and covers three strands: claims against Savile, those involving Savile and others, and those involving others.

Mr Clifford's arrest was unrelated to the Savile investigation.

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Clifford pleads not guilty to indecent assault charges

by Juliet Bremner - ITV News Correspondent

The publicist Max Clifford has pleaded not guilty to 11 counts of indecently assaulting seven women.

The charges are historical and date from 1966 to 1985 and the women were aged between 14 and 19 at the time that the offences were allegedly committed.

Max Clifford arriving at court today.

He appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court and on his way in repeated his claims that he was innocent of all charges and would fight in court to clear his name.

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