Max Clifford trial date set for March 2014

Max Clifford Max Clifford denied the charges at a hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court on 28 May

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PR consultant Max Clifford will stand trial on charges of indecent assault on 4 March next year, a judge has ruled.

Mr Clifford, 70, from Hersham, Surrey, did not appear at the administrative hearing at the Old Bailey.

He pleaded not guilty to 11 counts of indecent assault last month.

The historical charges relate to alleged offences against seven different women and girls, ranging in age from 14 to 19, and allegedly committed between 1966 and 1985.

Mr Clifford denied the charges at a hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court on 28 May.

Speaking outside court, he said he was "totally innocent" of the allegations.

The full list of offences relating to seven complainants are:

  • One offence of indecent assault relating to a girl, aged 14, in 1966
  • One offence of indecent assault relating to a woman, aged 18, in 1974/75
  • Three offences of indecent assault relating to a girl, aged 15, in 1977/78
  • One offence of indecent assault relating to a woman, aged 19, in 1978
  • Two offences of indecent assault relating to a girl, aged 16 or 17, in 1981/82
  • One offence of indecent assault relating to a woman, aged 19, in 1980/81
  • Two offences of indecent assault relating to a woman, aged 18, in 1984/85

Mr Clifford was arrested in December as part of the Metropolitan Police's Operation Yewtree.

The inquiry was set up following historical allegations of sex abuse against the late DJ and TV presenter Jimmy Savile - however Mr Clifford's arrest was unrelated to any allegations against Savile.

Under his bail conditions, Mr Clifford must live at his Surrey home and is not allowed to contact prosecution witnesses.

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