Max Clifford Trial: Jury To Be Selected At Southwark Crown Court

Jury Selection To Begin In Max Clifford Trial

Jury selection is due to start today in the trial of PR guru Max Clifford who is accused of a string of indecent assaults.

The 70-year-old, from Hersham in Surrey, denies 11 counts of the offence relating to seven alleged victims, aged from 14 to 19, between 1966 and 1984.

Max Clifford was arrested in December 2012

It is expected that jury selection will begin at Southwark Crown Court today, and the prosecution case will open tomorrow.

Clifford, famed for representing celebrities including Simon Cowell and Jade Goody, was arrested in December 2012 and charged last April.

His trial is expected to last up to six weeks.

At his last hearing at the same court in October, when he entered not guilty pleas to all the charges he faces, Clifford protested his innocence when talking to reporters outside the building.

He said: ''The nightmare continues, it has done since last December. It is a nightmare for myself and everyone close to me. I am totally innocent."

Clifford has been charged as part of Operation Yewtree, Scotland Yard's investigation into alleged historic sex crimes.


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