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Max Clifford Denies Indecent Assault Charges
PR guru Max Clifford has pleaded not guilty to 11 historical charges of indecent assault against teenage girls.
The 70-year-old made a brief appearance at Westminster Magistrates' Court accused of offences linked to seven girls.
The offences allegedly took place between 1966 and 1985 when the girls were aged between 14 and 19.
Clifford - famed for representing celebrities including Simon Cowell and Jade Goody - has previously vowed to clear his name and labelled the allegations against him as "a load of nonsense".
Speaking outside court, he said: "I'm totally innocent of these allegations and the nightmare continues.
"All I know is up until the Jimmy Savile situation, no one ever said anything about me at all.
"This is a nightmare for myself and my family and has been since December when I was arrested in a very public way.
"What I've got to do now is to prove that these allegations are totally without foundation, which I know they are."
Clifford, from Hersham, Surrey, was charged in April, having been arrested in December as part of Operation Yewtree, the national police inquiry sparked by allegations of abuse against Savile.
He has been released on bail on June 12, when he is due to appear at Southwark Crown Court.
He must live at his Surrey home and is not allowed to contact prosecution witnesses.