Trial begins in UK case against famous PR guru

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British public relations guru Max Clifford poses for the media as he arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London for jury selection before his trial on charges of indecent assault, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Clifford faces 11 counts of indecent assault on 7 alleged teenagers between 1966 and 1984. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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LONDON (AP) — The trial of public relations guru Max Clifford on charges of indecent assault is underway with jury selection at a central London court.

The 70-year-old Clifford was at Southwark Crown Court as jurors were instructed in the case, which could last up to six weeks.

Clifford, who represented a string of celebrities including TV talent show host Simon Cowell and reality television star Jade Goody, is charged with 11 counts of indecent assault on seven teenagers between 1966 and 1984.

Clifford denies the charges.

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