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Britain's PR king Max Clifford jailed for 8 years for sex assaults

Published on May 3, 2014 2:36 AM
 
Publicity mastermind Max Clifford, the king of British tabloid kiss-and-tell exposés, was sentenced to eight years in jail on Friday for multiple sex assaults against impressionable teenagers. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Publicity mastermind Max Clifford, the king of British tabloid kiss-and-tell exposés, was sentenced to eight years in jail on Friday for multiple sex assaults against impressionable teenagers.

The 71-year-old, who engineered countless celebrity stories and kept even more out of the headlines, thought he was "untouchable," judge Anthony Leonard said.

"You targeted vulnerable women who you thought would comply because they were desperate to succeed," he said.

The public relations guru was found guilty on Monday of eight indecent assaults on four young women aged 15 to 19 between 1977 and 1984.

 
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