The Rise And Fall Of Max Clifford
Max Clifford had spent the past 20 years ripping the fig leaves off an array of public figures – David Beckham, Jeffrey Archer, Sven-Goran Eriksson, David Mellor, Jonathan King, Jude Law and so many others.
During his long and successful career as a publicist, he represented a mixed range of clients, and was often considered a controversial figure, due to his representation of unpopular clients (such as those convicted, or accused of crimes) and his work for people wishing to sell “kiss-and-tell” stories to tabloid newspapers.
He manipulated the truth for a living and was living a lie at home, seducing women and abusing young girls
Image expert Max Clifford presented himself as a Surrey boy done good – while he manipulated the truth for a living, Max appeared on news programmes to comment on the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal, and said in the 60s and 70s young girls threw themselves at stars, who had “never asked for anybody’s birth certificate”.
Murder of Ellie Butler
Ellie Butler (30 December 2006 – 28 October 2013) was a British girl who was murdered by her father, Ben Butler, on 28 October 2013. In February 2007, he was arrested after Butler was taken to hospital with head and retinal injuries.
When Ben Butler walked free from the Court of Appeal in 2010 having had his conviction for harming his baby daughter quashed, he was triumphant.
Three years after little Ellie had almost died from a brain injury while in her father’s care, the judiciary had officially absolved him of any blame and he was determined to bask in the moment.
The tabloid press do report he was feeling on a roll and keen to exploit a misplaced wave of public sympathy, Butler employed the dubious services of the now disgraced PR guru, Max Clifford, and set about trying to persuade the authorities to hand his daughter back.