Max Clifford found guilty of indecent assault

Max Clifford

Max Clifford

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PR guru Max Clifford has been found guilty of a string of indecent assaults on teenage girls over a period of nearly 20 years.

The 71-year-old became the first person to be convicted under the high profile Operation Yewtree sex crime investigation at Southwark Crown Court today.

He was found guilty of eight indecent assaults, cleared of two and the jury was unable to reach a verdict on one other.

Clifford repeatedly denied the claims, calling his arrest and prosecution ''a nightmare'' and protesting his innocence.

He was arrested by detectives from Operation Yewtree in December 2012, and charged in April the following year.

The investigation, Scotland Yard's inquiry into historic allegations of sexual offences, was prompted after claims were made against the late DJ Jimmy Savile.

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2:45pm Mon 28 Apr 14

elvisimo says...

That makes it about 5% prosecution success rate for project Yew Tree
That makes it about 5% prosecution success rate for project Yew Tree elvisimo
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4:05pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Brite Spark says...

Ironic, he's made millions out of adverse publicity about others.
Ironic, he's made millions out of adverse publicity about others. Brite Spark
  • Score: 8

4:44pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Kirsty666 says...

He gets bailed whilst some regular joe would get remanded in custody just shows how much money talks!!
It's absolutely disgusting!!
He gets bailed whilst some regular joe would get remanded in custody just shows how much money talks!! It's absolutely disgusting!! Kirsty666
  • Score: 13

4:47pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Lone Ranger. says...

elvisimo wrote:
That makes it about 5% prosecution success rate for project Yew Tree
Ar least 5% is better than 0% in cases like this
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: That makes it about 5% prosecution success rate for project Yew Tree[/p][/quote]Ar least 5% is better than 0% in cases like this Lone Ranger.
  • Score: 1

4:50pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Outside of the Box says...

elvisimo wrote:
That makes it about 5% prosecution success rate for project Yew Tree
I remember him saying ''There's no such thing as bad publicity'' well I'm sure he'll put that to the test now.
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: That makes it about 5% prosecution success rate for project Yew Tree[/p][/quote]I remember him saying ''There's no such thing as bad publicity'' well I'm sure he'll put that to the test now. Outside of the Box
  • Score: 7

5:55pm Mon 28 Apr 14

The Mad Dog says...

elvisimo wrote:
That makes it about 5% prosecution success rate for project Yew Tree
I'm struggling to remember the other 19 cases where the defendants were found not guilty! Do tell if some were held in camera.
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: That makes it about 5% prosecution success rate for project Yew Tree[/p][/quote]I'm struggling to remember the other 19 cases where the defendants were found not guilty! Do tell if some were held in camera. The Mad Dog
  • Score: 5

6:07pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Young Greybeard says...

Kirsty666 wrote:
He gets bailed whilst some regular joe would get remanded in custody just shows how much money talks!!
It's absolutely disgusting!!
Not true. The majority of defendants, having been found guilty, are released on bail providing they 'present risk to the public' and are not 'liable to abscond or reoffend' (or words to that effect)
[quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: He gets bailed whilst some regular joe would get remanded in custody just shows how much money talks!! It's absolutely disgusting!![/p][/quote]Not true. The majority of defendants, having been found guilty, are released on bail providing they 'present risk to the public' and are not 'liable to abscond or reoffend' (or words to that effect) Young Greybeard
  • Score: 0

6:17pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Young Greybeard says...

Young Greybeard wrote:
Kirsty666 wrote:
He gets bailed whilst some regular joe would get remanded in custody just shows how much money talks!!
It's absolutely disgusting!!
Not true. The majority of defendants, having been found guilty, are released on bail providing they 'present risk to the public' and are not 'liable to abscond or reoffend' (or words to that effect)
sorry: "present no risk....."
[quote][p][bold]Young Greybeard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: He gets bailed whilst some regular joe would get remanded in custody just shows how much money talks!! It's absolutely disgusting!![/p][/quote]Not true. The majority of defendants, having been found guilty, are released on bail providing they 'present risk to the public' and are not 'liable to abscond or reoffend' (or words to that effect)[/p][/quote]sorry: "present no risk....." Young Greybeard
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6:26pm Mon 28 Apr 14

SOULJACKER says...

Oh this is what the word 'Karma' was invented for, you were always so 'Holier than thou' & now it has come & bit you on the behind!
Mr Clifford you old Perv, you live by the sword you die by the sword.
Oh this is what the word 'Karma' was invented for, you were always so 'Holier than thou' & now it has come & bit you on the behind! Mr Clifford you old Perv, you live by the sword you die by the sword. SOULJACKER
  • Score: 6

6:47pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Kirsty666 says...

Young Greybeard wrote:
Kirsty666 wrote:
He gets bailed whilst some regular joe would get remanded in custody just shows how much money talks!!
It's absolutely disgusting!!
Not true. The majority of defendants, having been found guilty, are released on bail providing they 'present risk to the public' and are not 'liable to abscond or reoffend' (or words to that effect)
It doesn't matter if they present risk to the public or not he has been found GUILTY and therefore should be remanded in custody as I'm sure you would be had you commited this type of crime weather it be past or present
[quote][p][bold]Young Greybeard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: He gets bailed whilst some regular joe would get remanded in custody just shows how much money talks!! It's absolutely disgusting!![/p][/quote]Not true. The majority of defendants, having been found guilty, are released on bail providing they 'present risk to the public' and are not 'liable to abscond or reoffend' (or words to that effect)[/p][/quote]It doesn't matter if they present risk to the public or not he has been found GUILTY and therefore should be remanded in custody as I'm sure you would be had you commited this type of crime weather it be past or present Kirsty666
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9:41pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Huey says...

Urrrrrgh he sickens me. Look forward to seeing him sentenced to jail on Friday. What a perv. Hope the other prisoners do him over the uppity old jerk.
Urrrrrgh he sickens me. Look forward to seeing him sentenced to jail on Friday. What a perv. Hope the other prisoners do him over the uppity old jerk. Huey
  • Score: 0

8:48am Tue 29 Apr 14

In search of the truth. says...

He'll probably get a very short sentence like Stuart Hall did when he was first sentenced, his sentence was later doubled after a public outcry ( but it was still too short for the crimes he committed ).
If Max Clifford gets a short sentence, I hope that a public outcry will force the powers that be, to significantly lengthen it.
He'll probably get a very short sentence like Stuart Hall did when he was first sentenced, his sentence was later doubled after a public outcry ( but it was still too short for the crimes he committed ). If Max Clifford gets a short sentence, I hope that a public outcry will force the powers that be, to significantly lengthen it. In search of the truth.
  • Score: 0

9:07am Tue 29 Apr 14

camerajuan says...

Said it elsewhere on a different story. Applies here too.

If I did what he has done, I'd be locked up.

Utter scum.
Said it elsewhere on a different story. Applies here too. If I did what he has done, I'd be locked up. Utter scum. camerajuan
  • Score: 1

10:12am Tue 29 Apr 14

Lone Ranger. says...

In search of the truth. wrote:
He'll probably get a very short sentence like Stuart Hall did when he was first sentenced, his sentence was later doubled after a public outcry ( but it was still too short for the crimes he committed ).
If Max Clifford gets a short sentence, I hope that a public outcry will force the powers that be, to significantly lengthen it.
I think that on the news it stated up to 2 years !!
[quote][p][bold]In search of the truth.[/bold] wrote: He'll probably get a very short sentence like Stuart Hall did when he was first sentenced, his sentence was later doubled after a public outcry ( but it was still too short for the crimes he committed ). If Max Clifford gets a short sentence, I hope that a public outcry will force the powers that be, to significantly lengthen it.[/p][/quote]I think that on the news it stated up to 2 years !! Lone Ranger.
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10:26am Tue 29 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

Kirsty666 wrote:
Young Greybeard wrote:
Kirsty666 wrote:
He gets bailed whilst some regular joe would get remanded in custody just shows how much money talks!!
It's absolutely disgusting!!
Not true. The majority of defendants, having been found guilty, are released on bail providing they 'present risk to the public' and are not 'liable to abscond or reoffend' (or words to that effect)
It doesn't matter if they present risk to the public or not he has been found GUILTY and therefore should be remanded in custody as I'm sure you would be had you commited this type of crime weather it be past or present
This is simply not true. Many non-celebrities are given bail pending sentencing, each case is considered individually.
[quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Young Greybeard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: He gets bailed whilst some regular joe would get remanded in custody just shows how much money talks!! It's absolutely disgusting!![/p][/quote]Not true. The majority of defendants, having been found guilty, are released on bail providing they 'present risk to the public' and are not 'liable to abscond or reoffend' (or words to that effect)[/p][/quote]It doesn't matter if they present risk to the public or not he has been found GUILTY and therefore should be remanded in custody as I'm sure you would be had you commited this type of crime weather it be past or present[/p][/quote]This is simply not true. Many non-celebrities are given bail pending sentencing, each case is considered individually. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 0

10:27am Tue 29 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

SOULJACKER wrote:
Oh this is what the word 'Karma' was invented for, you were always so 'Holier than thou' & now it has come & bit you on the behind!
Mr Clifford you old Perv, you live by the sword you die by the sword.
Indeed. He who shouts loudest has the most to hide, as they say.
[quote][p][bold]SOULJACKER[/bold] wrote: Oh this is what the word 'Karma' was invented for, you were always so 'Holier than thou' & now it has come & bit you on the behind! Mr Clifford you old Perv, you live by the sword you die by the sword.[/p][/quote]Indeed. He who shouts loudest has the most to hide, as they say. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 0

10:28am Tue 29 Apr 14

skeptik says...

See the comments in at least one of the Nationals has not been opened. Perhaps some might remind them of how he was cosy he was with them.
See the comments in at least one of the Nationals has not been opened. Perhaps some might remind them of how he was cosy he was with them. skeptik
  • Score: 0

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