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Why was Max Clifford sent to prison and what happened to him?

Max Clifford’s shocking behaviour is to be laid bare in a new Channel 4 documentary.

The notorious publicist – who died in December 2017 – is the subject of hour-long film Max Clifford: The Fall of a Tabloid, which is set to air tonight at 9pm.

He was sentence to eight years in prison in May 2014, serving his sentence at HM Prison Littlehey.

Tonight’s one-off documentary will feature some of his victims who came forward and helped secure his conviction in police sting Operation Yewtree.

It will also feature unearthed recordings of the influential publicist during his career as he helped celebrities, millionaires and politicians with their public image.

Who was Max Clifford?

After working in newspapers, Max Clifford joined the EMI press office in 1962 and went on to work at Chris Hutchins’ PR agency, which represented the likes of Paul and Barry Ryan.

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Clifford seen in his London office (Credits: Andrew Testa/Shutterstock)

Once one of the most powerful figures in the British entertainment world, Clifford was convicted in 2014 of eight counts of indecent assault stemming from attacks on teenagers dating back more than 40 years.

He was once the confidante of the stars – seen as the go-to for celebrities to get out of trouble in a time of crisis.

Who were Max Clifford’s famous clients

Max Clifford represented some big names, including Simon Cowell, Rebecca Loos and Jade Goody.

Early in his career, he worked with Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye and Don Partridge, while he would later represent Marlon Brando and Muhammad Ali.

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Clifford represented some big names (Credits:

He also worked with Freddie Starr, and attempted to draw attention to his client with the infamous ‘Freddie Starr ate my hamster’ headline for The Sun.

Why was Max Clifford sent to prison?

Max Clifford was found guilty of eight counts of indecent assault on four girls and women aged between 15 and 19.

His sentencing followed 20 years of manipulation and abuse.

What happened to Max Clifford?

He started his sentence in November 2014 at HM Prison Littehey, and died in hospital after collapsing in prison in 2017.

A Prison Service spokesperson said at the time: ‘The safety and welfare of people in our custody is our top priority and we take our duty of care extremely seriously.

‘All prisoners have access to a GP and the same level of NHS services as those in the community.

‘A doctor’s advice is always sought when deciding how best to meet individual healthcare needs, while ensuring the public is protected.’

Max Clifford: The Fall of a Tabloid airs tonight at 9pm on Channel 4.


Credit: Original article published here.

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