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Simon Cowell Finally Fires Publicist, After Max Clifford Is Convicted of ‘Indecent Assaults’

Simon Cowell finally decided that Max Clifford didn’t have the X factor. Cowell today fired long time publicist Max Clifford. The 71 year old Brit was found guilty yesterday on eight counts of indecent assault on four girls. One of them was 15. He was exonerated of two other counts. Jurors couldn’t  reach a verdict on one additional count.

The Clifford scandal has gone on for quite a while in the UK. But Cowell decided to wait until now to break ties with him formally. Clifford had represented Cowell in England for over a decade.

Clifford is a celebrity himself in the UK, and maybe the most successful entertainment publicist ever. But now the Guardian newspaper is reporting that most of his celebrity clients are cutting ties.  Clifford’s website has been removed. Sentencing is on Friday.