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Actress 'forced to kick Clifford between legs'

Jennifer Cockerell London

Published 25/03/2014 | 02:30

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Publicist Max Clifford leaves Southwark Crown Court in central London March 24, 2014. Clifford is on trial on 11 counts of indecent assault, and denies the charges. Photo: Reuters.
Publicist Max Clifford leaves Southwark Crown Court in central London March 24, 2014. Clifford is on trial on 11 counts of indecent assault, and denies the charges. Photo: Reuters.
Film producer Barbara Broccoli leaves Southwark Crown Court in London March 24, 2014. Broccoli was called as witnesses on Monday in the trial of publicist Max Clifford, who denies 11 counts of indecent assault. Photo: Reuters.
Film producer Barbara Broccoli leaves Southwark Crown Court in London March 24, 2014. Broccoli was called as witnesses on Monday in the trial of publicist Max Clifford, who denies 11 counts of indecent assault. Photo: Reuters.

An extra in a James Bond film has told a court she kicked Max Clifford between the legs when he allegedly "lunged" at her.

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The woman told London's Southwark Crown Court she was about 20 when the publicist suggested he become her agent after she landed a minor part in 'Octopussy', starring Roger Moore, in the early 1980s.

The film's executive assistant, Barbara Broccoli, denied that her father, Bond producer Cubby Broccoli, ever met Clifford. The court previously heard that Mr Clifford claimed he represented Cubby Broccoli.

Earlier the alleged victim described how she was "very frightened" and "screamed" at Mr Clifford to leave her alone after he allegedly forced himself on her in his Bond Street office.

The woman, now 52, said Mr Clifford told her he would make her famous but needed some photos of her in lingerie first. She said that after posing for pictures she got dressed, and Mr Clifford "then lunged towards me and tried to kiss me".

"He was on top of me and hands all over the place and still trying to kiss me. Then I got very frightened and I kicked him between the legs really hard," she told the court.

Mr Clifford, from Hersham in Surrey, denies 11 counts of indecent assault against seven women and girls.

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