Clifford, the king of spin, is found guilty of eight charges of indecent assault

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The keeper of a thousand celebrity sex secrets, Max Clifford faces jail after being undone by his own private life, found guilty yesterday of manipulating and abusing teenage girls as young as 15 years old over a 20-year period.

The publicist becomes the first person to be convicted under Operation Yewtree – the Metropolitan Police's £3m investigation into historical sex abuse set up after Jimmy Savile's posthumous exposure as a predatory paedophile.