A conviction for intercourse offences in opposition to superstar publicist Max Clifford has been upheld by the Courtroom of Enchantment.
Clifford died in 2017 whereas serving an eight-year jail time period for indecent assaults on 4 younger girls and ladies.
He had at all times maintained his innocence – and his daughter had continued to attempt to clear his title after his dying.
However, ruling on Tuesday, Woman Justice Rafferty mentioned nothing the judges heard “got here anyplace close to imperilling the protection of this conviction”.
Clifford, from Hersham in Surrey, was jailed in Might 2014 after being convicted of a string of indecent assaults carried out between 1977 and 1984.
He branded his accusers “fantasists”, however was convicted at London’s Southwark Crown Courtroom.
Earlier than he died after struggling coronary heart failure on the age of 74, Clifford received the appropriate for his struggle to overturn his conviction to be heard on the Courtroom of Enchantment.
His daughter Louise continued the problem after his dying however, after scrutinising the case in opposition to him in March, the Courtroom of Enchantment comprehensively rejected it on all grounds.
When sentencing Clifford after his 2014 trial, Choose Anthony Leonard mentioned his persona and place within the public eye had been the explanations his crimes weren’t revealed earlier.