Disgraced celebrity publicist Max Clifford has lost a court fight to overturn his eight-year prison sentence for sex attacks on a string of young women.

The former public relations guru was jailed in April (14) after he was found guilty of eight charges of indecent assault concerning incidents dating back to the 1970s.

He lodged an appeal against the length of the prison term in August (14), but a judge threw out the case in a brief hearing at London's Court of Appeal on Friday (07Nov14).

Announcing the ruling, the judge Lord Justice Treacy said, "In the judgement of this court, the sentence passed was justified and correct."

Clifford, whose former clients include Simon Cowell, Marlon Brando, and Frank Sinatra, was not in court for the hearing but appeared from jail via videolink.