Max Clifford denies 11 counts of indecent assault

PR expert says he is innocent of charges in relation to assaults on teenage girls and women

Publicist Max Clifford speaks to the press as he arrives at Southwark Crown court  in London today. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Publicist Max Clifford speaks to the press as he arrives at Southwark Crown court in London today. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Fri, Oct 4, 2013, 10:35

Publicist Max Clifford arrived at court today to enter pleas on charges of indecent assault on teenage girls and women. Mr Clifford told reporters of his innocence today as he arrived.

PR expert from Hersham in Surrey, faces 11 counts relating to seven alleged victims, aged from 14 to 19, between 1966 and 1985.

Mr Clifford, who denies the charges, was arrested last December and was charged in April.

As he arrived at Southwark Crown Court, in London, he told reporters: “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.

PA