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  • 14 March 2014, 19:01

Max Clifford: Model Claims He Exposed Himself

A former model has accused Max Clifford of twice exposing himself to her in his office.

The woman, who was 19 at the time, says she had gone to the meeting in 1979 or 1980 to discuss a role in an upcoming film.

She told Southwark Crown Court how she showed him a portfolio of modelling pictures and then said: "He undid his flies and took it out and held it and talked about it."

The woman, who cannot be named, then stood out of the witness box and demonstrated to the jury how she says Mr Clifford had done it.

She told the court she was embarrassed and said Mr Clifford then went on to make more lewd comments.

She said: "I didn't stand up for myself, I was a very silly girl.

"When I was young I had no confidence, no voice, you have no idea how people could treat me and get away with it at the time."

Clifford is standing trial on 11 counts of indecent assault between 1966 and 1984 on seven girls and women. Friday was the sixth day of evidence.

The former model went on to claim that she received phone calls from a man who said he was an Italian film director who made more lewd comments about Mr Clifford's penis.

She said: "I just heard his voice through the accent. I said: 'It's you isn't it Max?'"

The prosecution case is that Max Clifford repeatedly made bogus phone calls to young women.

Richard Horwell QC, defending, challenged the witness about her account and said the indecent exposure had never happened.

The woman insisted that it had and said: "I saw it, I'm not lying, I'm not lying."

Mr Clifford denies all the charges he faces and is due to give evidence later in the trial, which continues.

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