Clifford admits 'slap and tickle' in office

Max Clifford denies 11 counts of indecent assault against seven women and girls
Max Clifford denies 11 counts of indecent assault against seven women and girls Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Max Clifford admitted to police that he engaged in "slap and tickle" in his office but denied ever forcing women to have sex with him, a jury has heard.

The 70-year-old listened from the dock as extracts of his police interviews were read to jurors.

Asked by detectives whether his office was "sexually charged" in the 1980s, Clifford told police: "That's probably right [...] "It was that kind of time, entertainers, that's quite possible."

However, Mr Clifford said he had never had sex with anyone in his office and claimed "no-one was ever put in a position to anything that they didn't want to do".

"I'm not that kind of man. I would be thoroughly ashamed of myself if I was putting a girl in that kind of predicament."

Mr Clifford denies 11 counts of indecent assault against seven alleged victims.

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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.