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Barbara Broccoli: 'Max Clifford never met my father'

Mar 25, 2014 | 7:08am EDT

James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli has given evidence in Max Clifford's sex abuse trial, telling jurors the celebrity publicist had "never met" her famous father despite allegedly promising a role in a 007 movie to a young actress. Clifford is accused of molesting seven females, aged between 14 and 19, over an 18-year period, and a court in London has heard one woman was attacked by him after he offered to land her a role in 1983 spy movie Octopussy. However, Broccoli - daughter of original Bond producer Albert 'Cubby' Broccoli - took the stand on Monday (24Mar14) to tell the court Clifford had never even met her father. She told the jury, "Max Clifford represented a couple of gymnasts we hired on Octopussy. He was just an agent." Earlier the jury had heard from a woman who claimed Clifford attacked her in his office when she attended a meeting about the possibility of him representing her after she won a role in Octopussy. Clifford, 70, denies 11 charges of indecent assault between 1966 and 1984. The trial continues.

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