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Robert Murat: The New OJ Simpson

by | 22nd, May 2007

robert-murat.jpg ROBERT Murat remains suspect No.1 in the case of Madeleine McCann. The story with tears, mystery and suspense is on the Express’s front page.

And the paper has a question: “Madeleine: Will the suspect cash in by selling his story?”

In “Maddy suspect’s PR deal” the paper says “oddball” Robert Murat has contacted Max Clifford, the ubiquitous PR guru without whom no story is complete.

Clifford represented OJ Simpson when he was accused of murdering his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ronald Goldman, says the Express. It’s an interesting example given that Simpson was found innocent in court and then found liable for the deaths in a civil trial and ordered to pay $33.5m in damages – money that has never been collected.

It should also not be overlooked that Clifford took charge of Freddie Starr when the comedian was accused to eating a hamster. Like Simpson, he was found not guilty.

So will Clifford take the client? “When I spoke to Robert, he was in tears and said: ‘I’m innocent and I will prove I am innocent’, and thanked me for listening to him. I told him that provided he is cleared I will be happy to talk to him.”

How Murat will prove his innocent is not said, just as readers have not learned why Murat is the mystery’s only suspect nor why Murat has not been charged with committing any crime.

The Star says detectives are awaiting the results of forensic tests on Murat’s clothes.

And readers hear more from Clifford: “The bloke has been hung, drawn and quartered without any shred of evidence being revealed to anyone. I think it’s totally wrong that a man is condemned as guilty when there’s been no trial and nobody knows anything at all.”

Clifford seems to be already at work…

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