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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.

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  1. Juliet Bremner - ITV News Correspondent

Clifford denies assaulting 12-year-old in jacuzzi

Max Clifford has told the jury that his disabled daughter would not have been physically capable of getting in and out of a jacuzzi where it is alleged he indecently assaulted a 12-year-old girl.

He accepted that his family were on holiday in a Spanish resort at the time of the alleged incident.

But he said that his daughter Louise, who suffered from severe juvenile arthritis and was confined to a buggy, would not have been able to get herself in and out of the jacuzzi. He demonstrated to the court how he would have lifted her down into the water.

The alleged victim said she had been in the jacuzzi with Mr Clifford and his daughter, claiming the alleged assault took place when Louise left, and only stopped when she returned.

Mr Clifford said of the allegation: "I've said before, the thought is utterly repulsive and repugnant. Of all the things I've been accused of, a 12-year-old girl, that is disgusting, filthy and absolutely revolting."

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