Max Clifford pleads not guilty

PR consultant Max Clifford has pleaded not guilty to 11 counts of indecent assault at Southwark Crown Court.

The trial date has been set for March 4 next year, and is expected to last up to four weeks.

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Max Clifford trial set for March 4 next year

PR consultant Max Clifford has pleaded not guilty to 11 counts of indecent assault at Southwark Crown Court.

The trial date has been set for March 4, 2014 and is expected to last up to four weeks.

He was arrested last December and charged in April with the following:

  • 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 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

Max Clifford protests innocence at court appearance

Max Clifford appeared in court today to enter pleas on multiple charges of indecent assault on teenage girls and women.

PR expert Max Clifford appeared at Southwark Crown Court in London today to enter please on charges of indecent assault. Credit: Press Association

The PR expert faces 11 counts relating to seven alleged victims, aged from 14 to 18, between 1966 and 1985. He was arrested last December and charged in April.

Arriving at court he spoke to reporters to protest his innocence and spoke of the strain the sex charges had put on his family. He said:

"I'm OK. Obviously I am totally innocent of these charges. It's been a very hard time for myself, my wife, my family, loved ones.

"I have been helped tremendously by the public support, everywhere I go. That obviously has made a huge difference."

A trial is expected to last up to four weeks and is scheduled to be held in March.

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