Max Clifford’s nonce credentials were reaffirmed this week after a posthumous appeal to clear his name was tossed out by a judge. If you’ve never read it, we wrote a three-part story about how Clifford tried so hard to cover his tracks that he accidentally ended up manoeuvring himself right into the sights of Operation Yewtree.
The whole thing is a twisting tale of celebrity backstabbing, deceit, narcissism and ice-cold revenge between himself, Simon Cowell, Jonathan King and the former policeman Mark Williams-Thomas – and we highly recommend that you read the full three parts.
If you want the short version though: Max Clifford went to such great lengths to help Surrey Police secure an arrest and conviction for Jonathan King that the chief of police wrote Clifford a personal letter of thanks – which Clifford hung proudly in his office.
The unfortunate side effect of this however was that as soon as King got out of prison he began his own counter-efforts, encouraging someone he knew that Clifford had assaulted to go to the police – thereby helping secure a reciprocal conviction for Clifford.
As far as we’re aware, King is still waiting on a personal letter of thanks from Operation Yewtree.
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