British celebrity PR guru Max Clifford charged with 1981 indecent assault

PUBLISHED Fri, July 03, 2015 - 9:50am EDT

Max Clifford, who was one of Britain's best known celebrity publicists, has been charged with one count of indecent assault that he allegedly committed in 1981, according to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Details about the allegation were not immediately released, but Scotland Yard added that the incident involved a woman aged over 16. Clifford was last year sentenced to eight years following his conviction for eight sex assaults on young girls and women. He will appear in court on July 21.

  Statement from the Crown Prosecution Service

Max Clifford charged with one count of indecent assault

The CPS has today authorised police to charge Max Clifford with one offence of indecent assault allegedly committed in 1981.

Baljit Ubhey, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS London, said: “We have carefully considered the evidence gathered as part of Operation Yewtree in relation to Max Clifford, who was arrested at Littlehey Prison on 12 March.

"Having completed our review, we have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest for Mr Clifford to be charged with one offence of indecent assault.

“Mr Clifford will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on 21 July 2015.

“May I remind all concerned that criminal proceedings against Mr Clifford will now be commenced and of his right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.”

Full details of the charge:

1 charge of indecent assault on a woman contrary to s14 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956

  Statement from Scotland Yard

Man charged with indecent assault

Maxwell Frank Clifford, 72 (6.04.43), care of Littlehey Prison, Peterborough has today, Friday, 3 July, been charged with an offence of indecent assault on a woman over 16 years between 1981 and 1982.

He is due to appear in custody on Tuesday, 21 July at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

Today’s charge follows his arrest on Thursday, 12 March.

  London, England     





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