Max Clifford found guilty of 8 counts of indecent assault – sentencing on Friday

Publicist Max Clifford has been found guilty of eight counts of indecent assault.

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by Ellie Henman |
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The jury cleared him of two charges and were unable to reach a verdict on another, after eight days of deliberations.

As the verdicts were handed down, by a judge at Southwark Crown Court, staff who worked for Clifford, 71, were seen crying, while his daughter, Louise, sat expressionless.

Clifford - who's repeatedly denied the claims - was first arrested in December 2012 and was charged in April, the following year.

The alleged attacks took place over a 20 year period, during which, the court heard, Clifford used his celebrity connections of “bully and manipulate” young women.

He is the first person to be convicted under Operation Yewtree.

Clifford, who lives in Surrey, has been bailed and is set to be sentenced on Friday at 2pm.

More to follow.

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