PR guru Max Clifford tells sexual abuse trial: I can only do a ‘gay voice’

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Celebrity publicist Max Clifford has told a jury in his sex abuse trial the only voice he can put on is a “gay” one.

Giving evidence on the opening day of his defence against indecent assault charges at Southwalk Crown Court, Clifford denied claims he had impersonated Hollywood directors and producers such as Michael Winner, Cubby Broccoli and Charles Bronson on the phone.

He said he sometimes used fake identities because it was a way of “checking people out and getting to the truth”.

But he said he could only do a “gay voice”.

Several of his accusers have said they received calls from a man with an effeminate voice urging them to contact Max Clifford.

The 70-year-old has denied making those calls or using the names.

Defence lawyer Richard Horwell QC said prosecution witnesses had given “contradictory” evidence on Mr Clifford’s penis size, from “micro” to “enormous” but a doctor had measured it and found it to be “average”.

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