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Celeb agent Clifford had 'a string of affairs'

CELEBRITY agent Max Clifford had a string of affairs and went to steamy parties but never forced women or girls into sex, a jury has heard.

The 70-year-old, who is accused of 11 counts of indecent assault on seven alleged victims, laid bare details of his love life as he gave evidence at Southwark Crown Court.

The PR guru told the jury he had sex in his New Bond Street office, but only with a woman he was having an affair with.

Earlier, the court heard that he had told police there had been "slap and tickle, kissing and cuddling" at his HQ.

Clifford, of Hersham, Surrey, said he had a relationship with an employee and because so many other people in his industry were also having affairs it seemed "natural".

He told the court: "As and when and if something happened in the office it would have been very, very occasional, spontaneous, after work with the doors locked. We went to hotels and motels, we went abroad, it was a relationship."


He knew the relationship was "morally wrong" but did not think he would be found out.

Clifford said he had affairs with four women, including a French model and a dancer.

Richard Horwell QC, defending, asked: "Have you ever had any sexual contact with a woman without consent?"

Clifford replied "No."

Later, the barrister asked him: "Have you ever had a sexual interest in children?"

Clifford said: "No, no. It is utterly revolting, utterly, utterly disgusting lies."

The PR guru denies all charges. The trial continues.