29 April 2014
First Conviction under Operation Yewtree - Max Clifford Guilty
Slater and Gordon Abuse Lawyer Liz Dux has welcomed the first conviction under Operation Yewtree, the police investigation prompted by the Jimmy Savile outrage.
PR guru Max Clifford has been found guilty of eight counts of indecently assaulting teenage girls over a 20-year period. The 71-year-old was cleared of a further two counts and the Jury was unable to reach a verdict on one other.
The investigation, Scotland Yard's inquiry into previous allegations of sexual offences, was prompted after claims were made against the late DJ and television presenter Savile.
After the conviction Liz said, “This verdict proves Operation Yewtree was not a celebrity witch-hunt. Some predatory people used their fame, money and celebrity to groom and then abuse the vulnerable.
“I hope this verdict sends a firm message – no longer will abusers like Clifford be shrouded in silence. Victims now have a voice and Britain will never return to the dark days of the 60s, 70s and 80s.”
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