UK publicist Max Clifford found guilty, faces sentencing

max-clifford-guilty-verdict-ukArguably one of the UK’s most prolific publicists, Max Clifford has been found guilty of indecent assault today after a landmark trial.

The publicist has denied the allegations that he had assaulted women as young as the age of 15 but today’s verdict will send a shockwave through the entertainment industry.

Clifford was found guilty of multiple indecent assault charges brought against him while he faces a sentencing on Friday.

As part of operation Yewtree, Clifford’s conviction is the first high profile court appearance where a verdict has been found, and may have a big impact at the top of the entertainment business.

It is unclear how Max Clifford’s PR practice will operate should he face jail time. Some of his high profile clients include Simon Cowell, Lauren Goodger, Lilah Parsons and entrepreneur Dave Fishwick.

Despite today’s verdict, Clifford has been a prominent figure in charity circles and has also made many speeches at universities and events to talk about his career and how the PR industry has changed over the years.

Today’s verdict will be a shocking blow for the people he has worked with the past several decades.

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