Clifford's trial stunts 'caused more trauma for victims'

Judge Anthony Leonard condemned Max Clifford for causing more trauma for his victims with his "contemptuous" behaviour during his trial, including attempts to "trivialise" accusations against him by mimicking a reporter outside court.

The judge referred directly to Clifford's appearance behind Sky News reporter Tom Parmenter as he recorded a summary of the latest evidence during the trial at Southwark Crown Court.

"I find your behaviour to be quite extraordinary and a further indication that you show no remorse," the judge said before sentencing Clifford to eight years for the historic indecent assaults.

"(The) additional element of trauma caused by your contemptuous attitude is something that I shall take into account in sentence," he added.

"I can only hope that these proceedings will provide all your victims with some sort of closure."

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