Sir Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills is convinced she instigated the downfall of her arch nemesis Max Clifford after persuading two alleged abuse victims to go to the police.

The celebrity publicist clashed with Mills during her bitter 2008 divorce from the Beatles legend when he spoke out against her and accused her of making a mistake by publicly attacking MCCartney's character.

Clifford was jailed in April last year (14) after he was found guilty of eight charges of indecent assault stemming from incidents dating back to the 1970s, and Mills has now revealed she had contact with two women who claimed to have been victims.

The former model reveals she told the women to go to the police, and Mills is convinced she was the starting point for the investigation into Clifford.

She tells Britain's Event magazine, "When I married Paul I got a call on my mobile phone from Max Clifford. I never gave him my number, no one did. But he was on the phone telling me I needed him to represent me. I told him no. He then told me he was going to make sure I was ruined. When anything happened, he would go on television and talk about me, saying a lot of negative things. At one point during the divorce, he went on television and blasted me.

"The same day I got two messages on my website, both from women, both independent of each other, telling me how sorry they felt for me and how much they hated him because he had abused them when they were teenagers.

"I put them in touch with Scotland Yard and that was the start of the inquiry into Max Clifford. In the end, karma comes around."