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Clifford: My Sex Charge Nightmare Continues
Max Clifford protested his innocence as he arrived at court to enter pleas on charges of indecent assault on teenage girls and women.
The PR expert, from Hersham in Surrey, faces 11 counts relating to seven alleged victims, aged from 14 to 19, between 1966 and 1985.
Clifford, who denies the charges, was arrested last December and was charged in April.
As he arrived at Southwark Crown Court, in London, he told reporters: "I'm OK.
"Obviously I am totally innocent of these charges.
"It's been a very hard time for myself, my wife, my family, loved ones. I have been helped tremendously by the public support, everywhere I go. That obviously has made a huge difference."
After leaving court he said: "The nightmare continues, it has done since last December.
"I want to thank everyone for their support, in this country and abroad.
"It is a nightmare for myself and everyone close to me. I am totally innocent.
"Next March (the date of Clifford's trial), as long as the truth comes out, it will be fine and I can get back to a normal life."
His trial is expected to last up to four weeks.