reported on Max Clifford’s death by reminding everyone about how he was a celebrity publicist and “PR Guru”.

He’s not “disgraced” like he got caught with his hand in a cookie jar. He’s a convicted criminal. His crimes were among the most serious any person can commit. According to the Guardian, “Clifford was told that had some of offences been tried under today’s law, they would be considered as rape or assault by penetration with a maximum sentence of life imprisonment”.

Clifford was in jail after being convicted on eight counts of indecent assault against teenage girls. He was given a longer than expected sentence because the judge found his behaviour in court “contemptible” and a further indication that he had “no remorse” for the crimes he had committed against children.

His former career is not the most important thing to know about about a man who sexually abused children and laughed about it in court afterwards.

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