Max Clifford: I was never interested in 'silly little girls'

Max Clifford was "greedy" and liked women, but was never interested in "silly little girls", he has told a court. The PR consultant denies 11 counts of indecent assault against seven alleged victims.

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Alleged Clifford victim tells court of 'smelly breath'

A woman in a James Bond film has told a court how she recalled publicist Max Clifford's "smelly breath" as he allegedly forced himself on her after getting her to pose for him in lingerie.

The woman, who is one of seven alleged victims of indecent assault by Clifford, told London's Southwark Crown Court she was about 20 when Clifford suggested he become her agent after she had a role in Octopussy in the early 1980s.

Max Clifford pictured arriving at Southwark Crown Court in London this morning.
Max Clifford pictured arriving at Southwark Crown Court in London this morning. Credit: AP Photo/Matt Dunham

She claimed she was "very frightened" and "screamed" at Clifford to leave her alone after he "lunged" at her in his Bond Street office.

The woman, who is now aged 52, told the court, "It was such a fleeting moment but it seemed like he was all over me. I just remember his smelly breath."

Clifford denies all the charges.

Max Clifford 'pinned woman against wall'

Max Clifford pinned a 19-year-old woman against a wall and pushed his tongue into her mouth, a court has heard.

One of seven complainants in the case claimed the publicist put his hand on her waist, going up towards her breast in the incident just outside his office, before she managed to free herself.

Max Clifford arrives at Southwark Crown Court where he denies all the charges. Credit: PA Wire

"As I was walking down the corridor, he came out of his office, walked a couple of steps, and then suddenly veered towards me, quite quickly, pushed me up against the wall, and sort of pinned me there, with his body. He pushed his tongue into my mouth and tried to French kiss me," she told jurors.

"He had one hand on the wall, and the other started moving up my side, and started to touch me. I made an effort to wriggle and turn and I went under his arm, which was up against the wall, and I walked off and back to my office."

Clifford, from Hersham in Surrey, is accused of 11 counts of indecent assault against seven women and girls - he denies all the charges.

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Woman 'ashamed over Clifford taxi attack'

A woman who alleges that Max Clifford tried to sexually assault her told jurors she felt "ashamed" at being "conned" by the publicist.

The alleged victim said Mr Clifford accused her of leading him on after spurning his advances in a cab, a court heard.

He then asserted that she "must have known what he was after" because "it was obvious all afternoon", she told Southwark Crown Court.

The woman claimed earlier that she had spent "hours" in Mr Clifford's office discussing a job before they took the taxi together.

She was then asked by the defence why, three months after the alleged assault, she phoned Mr Clifford.

"I may have had to phone him about the job, but I don't remember," she replied.

Read: Max Clifford 'launched himself at woman in taxi'

Clifford 'attempted sexual assault in a cab'

by Sejal Karia - ITV News Reporter

A third alleged victim of Max Clifford has told a court she was held in his office for five hours before he attempted to sexually assault her in a cab.

PR guru Max Clifford, 70, from Hersham in Surrey, arrives at Southwark Crown Court today. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The woman, working for a recruitment agency at the time of the alleged attack in 1978, said she had gone for details about a job he wanted to be advertised.

However, she claimed the appointment went on for "hours" longer than would be normal, with the woman claiming she didn't know how she was going to get away.

The woman said they then took a cab together, during which "he tried to kiss me".

She told court: "He kind of launched himself at me really... I said no... I tried to push him off." She claimed that he then tried to sexually assault her.

Mr Clifford is accused of 11 counts of indecent assault against seven women and girls. He denies all the charges.

Read: Woman was 'becoming obsessed' with Clifford claims

Woman 'was becoming obsessed' with Clifford claims

Max Clifford denies 11 counts of indecent assault against seven women and girls Credit: Justin Tallis/PA

A woman who claims she was repeatedly abused by Max Clifford as a 15-year-old felt she was "becoming obsessed" by her ordeal in later life, a jury has been told.

A psychotherapist who treated the alleged victim in 2011 said the woman had told her she had been sexually abused, but didn't give precise details as it was "too horrific for her".

In cross-examination, it emerged that the psychotherapist had written in one of her post-session notes that "she [her client] feels she's becoming obsessed by this".

Max Clifford is accused of 11 counts of indecent assault against seven women and girls. He denies all charges.

Read: Alleged victim called Clifford 'disgusting creature' in letter

Alleged victim 'could not say Clifford's name'

by Sejal Karia - ITV News Reporter

A psychotherapist for a woman who claimed she was sexually abused by Max Clifford says the alleged victim couldn't say his name for fear she would vomit.

The woman said she counselled the 1977 alleged victim for almost a year between April 2011 and Feb 2012.

In one of those sessions the psycotherapist said her client "she was unable to say" Mr Clifford's name so wrote it down on a piece of paper.

The name written down was that of Mr Clifford, she said.

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Alleged victim wrote to 'disgusting creature' Clifford

Max Clifford outside Southwark Crown Court.
Max Clifford outside Southwark Crown Court. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

An alleged victim of Max Clifford has denied that an anonymous letter she sent the publicist was an attempt at blackmail.

Under cross examination, the woman spoke about a sighting of Mr Clifford in Raynes Park, south London, which she mentioned in an unsigned letter she later sent to him.

In it, she wrote: "What to do? Wanting to get out of the car, confront you, let you know that I still remember, wanting everyone to know the real disgusting creature that you are."

Answering questions from Mr Clifford's lawyer, the woman told Southwark Crown Court: "I didn't consider to make it sound like an blackmail attempt...I would never consider it."

Mr Clifford is accused of 11 counts of indecent assault against seven women and girls. He denies all the charges.

Read: Alleged victim says Max Clifford 'took pleasure in degrading her'

Clifford 'said Julie Christie told him to take girl's virginity'

Max Clifford is facing 11 charges of indecent assault against seven women and girls. He denies all charges. Credit: PA

Max Clifford claimed to one of his alleged victims that actress Julie Christie thought he should take the girl's virginity, a court heard today.

The PR guru is accused of repeatedly abusing her in his car in 1977 when she was 15.

The woman told jurors at Southwark Crown Court that Mr Clifford also suggested he had had a sexual relationship with Ms Christie.

She said that, after telling Mr Clifford she was a fan of Ms Christie, the PR man told her that he talked "regularly" to the actress.

The woman said Mr Clifford claimed to have spoken to Ms Christie about her, and claimed that the actress had said "he should take my virginity because...then I would fall in love with him and be 100% loyal to him".

Mr Clifford is accused of 11 counts of indecent assault against seven women and girls. He denies all the charges.

Clifford 'told sisters they could get film role'

by Sejal Karia - ITV News Reporter
Max Clifford outside Southwark Crown Court
Max Clifford outside Southwark Crown Court Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The sister of an alleged victim of Max Clifford has told court the publicist encouraged them to come with him to a swimming pool so they could get a part in a film.

During testimony at Southwark Crown Court, the woman said: "We were encouraged to go to a [local] swimming pool...because a director was going to be there."

"It was meant to be "the next big disaster movie about a swarm of bees... Michael Caine's name was mentioned," she added.

Mr Clifford is accused of 11 counts of indecent assault against seven women and girls.

He denies all the charges.

Read: Alleged victim says 'Max Clifford took pleasure in degrading' her

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