David Mellor in 1992, and today
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Ex-minister Mellor on Max Clifford guilty verdict

Publicist Max Clifford has been found guilty of eight indecent assaults on women and girls as young as 15.

Clifford was a key player in the British media in the 1990s and 2000s, orchestrating tabloid revelations about the sex lives of politicians, including Labour's John Prescott, sporting figures such as David Beckham and Sven-Goran Eriksson, and actors including Jude Law.

Conservative cabinet minister David Mellor was forced to resign after Clifford exposed his affair with actress Antonia de Sancha.

Mr Mellor told the BBC: "The sadness for me is that I invented Max Clifford, I think, because it was what he did to me back in 1992 that really put him on the radar."

  • 28 Apr 2014
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