Tuesday, 28 June 2016


The 73-year-old publicist denies locking the teenager in his Mayfair offices in London and assaulting her when she was 17.
12:38, UK,Tuesday 28 June 2016

Max Clifford court case
A teenage girl has told a court she feared publicist Max Clifford was going to kill her when he forced her to perform a sex act on him.
The 17-year-old claimed Clifford locked her in his office in London and said it was "only a bit of fun" when he exposed himself, Southwark Crown Court heard.
Clifford, 73, denies assaulting the teenager at his offices in New Bond Street between October 1981 and May 1982.
The alleged victim said she had "no experience" and was "scared" of Clifford.
She told the court: "He unzipped his trousers and came towards me. He said 'let's have some fun' or something along those lines, 'let's have a bit of fun'.
"He was right next to me... he was completely blocking the way (out).
"I said 'I don't want to'. He took my hand and put it on him.
"I actually thought he was going to kill me. I had no experience and really didn't know what was going to happen next," she said.
The jury was told that the alleged encounter ended when somebody knocked on the door.
The woman said she was too ashamed to tell anybody at the time what had happened.
"I never told anybody the details up until several years ago. I used to say when he was on television (that) he's really not a very nice man."
She added: "I didn't think I would be believed or that anyone would do anything. He was so powerful - I'm nobody."
The woman, who told the court Clifford left explicit photographs of women on his desk for her to see, said he had told her to wear a skirt to his office
"If my skirt had ridden up a bit I would try to pull it down and he would say 'leave it there, I like that' and it would make me feel really uncomfortable," she said.
The case continues.