PR guru Max Clifford has been found guilty of indecent assault following an eight-day trial at Southwark Crown Court.
Clifford was convicted of eight counts and cleared of two, while the jury was unable to reach a verdict on a further charge.
The 71-year-old was found guilty of a string of sex attacks on teenage girls spanning two decades and becomes the first person convicted under the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Yewtree investigation.
Clifford was arrested in December 2012, and charged in April the following year. He vigorously denied the claims, calling his arrest and prosecution “a nightmare”.
Clifford was released on bail until his sentencing on Friday, with the judge telling him “You must realise that the fact I have given you bail is no indication of what the final sentence will be.”
Britain’s most high-profile PR man, Clifford is known as the architect of tabloid ‘kiss-and-tell’ stories and as publicist to the stars.