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Rolf Harris now??

Postby Max » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:29 pm

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/ ... se-inquiry

A well-known Australian entertainer arrested in Britain over sex abuse allegations has been publicly named for the first time as Rolf Harris, by British newspaper The Sun.

The Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid reported that 83-year-old Harris was arrested and questioned over historic sex abuse allegations by police investigating former BBC star Jimmy Savile. Harris has not been charged with any offence.

Until now, Harris' name has not been published by mainstream media organisations, who have referred to him as a well-known Australian entertainer from Berkshire. That is despite some bloggers and social media users publicly naming Harris.

Fairfax Media has not been able to independently confirm the arrested man's identity.

The Sun, the sister paper to the now defunct and discredited News of the World, reported that Harris was arrested on March 28, two days before his 83rd birthday, over alleged offences not linked to TV presenter Savile. Police have revealed that Savile, who died in 2011, abused hundreds of children and women over a 54-year period.

Police first raided Harris' Berkshire home on November 24 last year, but he was not at home, The Sun said. He was interviewed under caution on November 29 after attending a South London police premises by appointment.

After The Sun published the story, the news was reported by Sky News Australia.

Harris has performed several gigs and appeared on television since emerging as a suspect, The Sun reported. It is understood Harris vehemently denies any wrongdoing.

Scotland Yard has not publicly named the Australian entertainer.

At the time of the arrest on March 28, a Scotland Yard spokesman said a pensioner from Berkshire, west of London, was one of 11 people arrested so far under Operation Yewtree, which is investigating people linked to Savile.

The spokesman said there were three categories of people subject to the investigation: Savile himself, people close to the presenter and "others".

The then 82-year-old was in the last category which "is generally people who were in the public spotlight at around that time", the spokesman said.

Police stressed that last month's arrest was not connected to the specific allegations made against Savile.

The arrested man was bailed to a date in May, pending further inquiries.

Harris, a veteran artist, musician and entertainer, has been a regular fixture on television screens since he signed with the BBC in 1953. His musical hits include Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport, in which he played a wobble board instrument, Jake The Peg and Two Little Boys.

Generations of Britons grew up watching Harris' work, which includes Rolf's Cartoon Club, Rolf on Art, and Animal Hospital.

In 2005, he was commissioned by the BBC to paint a portrait of the Queen to celebrate her 80th birthday. The accompanying programme, The Queen by Rolf, was watched by an audience of nearly 7 million.

Savile was a hugely popular but eccentric figure, famed for his shock of white hair, tracksuits and chunky gold jewellery, but since his death his reputation has been destroyed by revelations that he abused hundreds of children and women.

He preyed on 450 victims, aged between eight and 47, during his career. Almost a fifth of his victims were boys.

British police said earlier this year in a report into his activities that Savile "groomed the nation" over six decades, hiding behind his fame to assault girls, boys and adult women on BBC premises and in schools and hospitals.

The public broadcaster made Savile one of its biggest stars in the 1970s and 1980s as presenter of BBC TV's Top of the Pops chart show and children's program Jim'll Fix It.

- Sydney Morning Herald

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Postby FC » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:48 pm

He did always seem a bit too quirky to not be a child molester.

His musical hits include Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport, in which he played a wobble board instrument, Jake The Peg and Two Little Boys.
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Postby Philfy Vermin » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:23 pm

doesnt sound like harris has been accused of anything specific does it?



this guy tho...
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Postby Philfy Vermin » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:28 pm

Yet another bloody article about Jimmy Savile. We read more and more about the horrors that went on and the now incontestable fact that others knew it was happening, and we get all shouty and indignant. It reveals the irksome, irritating side of Twitter, the tabloid press, self-published blogs and the loud, chatty guy in the pub. The moral high ground. The furious bleating and self-righteousness of the whiter-than-white populace.
The outcry will not do any good at all. How many times since "Never again" has it happened again? Using words like "molest" and "abuse" runs utterly counter to the horror of child rape. As do the prison sentences handed down upon conviction. You can serve longer in prison for saying "I'm going to kill you" (maximum sentence 10 years) than you can for having sex with your three-year-old daughter (maximum sentence seven years). Newspapers happily show pictures of 14-year-old girls sunbathing and use sexual language to describe them while at the same time appearing indignant and appalled at the crimes of Savile, Glitter et al.
The culture of celebrity has the same shroud of secrecy, power and authority as the Church. Why on earth should we be surprised at sexual abuse going on in those circles? The only thing that surprises me is that people actually seem surprised. In any environment where there is power, there will be an abuse of that power.
When I was at school I was sexually abused. Let me clarify: I was serially raped when I was a child, between the ages of five and 10. At least one other teacher knew it was happening and even after voicing their concerns to the relevant authorities within the school, nothing was done and the horrors continued. (Over two decades later, and only after a statement from both me and another teacher, did the police arrest and charge the rapist with 10 counts of buggery – at the time of arrest he was a part-time boxing coach for boys under 10.)
We read about things like this and we think "how awful" and then get on with eating our cornflakes, but no one really wants to look beneath the surface. The physical act of rape is just the beginning – each time it happened I seemed to leave a little bit of myself behind with him until it felt like there was pretty much nothing left of me that was real. And those bits do not seem to come back over time. What goes too often unreported and unexamined and unacknowledged is the legacy that is left with the victim.
Self-harm. Depression. Drug and alcohol abuse. Reparative surgery. OCD. Dissociation. Inability to maintain functional relationships. Marital breakdowns. Being forcefully institutionalised. Hallucinations (auditory and visual). Hypervigilance. PTSD. Sexual shame and confusion. Anorexia and other eating disorders. These are just a few of my symptoms (for want of a better word) of chronic sexual abuse. They have all been a part of my life in the very recent past and the abuse I went through was 30 years ago. I am not saying that these things are the inevitable result of my experience; I imagine that some people can go through similar experiences and emerge largely unscathed. What I am saying is that if living life is the equivalent of running a marathon, then sexual abuse in childhood has the net effect of removing one of your legs and adding a backpack of bricks on the starting line.
I don't want to be writing about things like this. I don't want to deal with the inevitable feelings of shame and exposure that will come from it. And I don't want to deal with the accusations of using my back story to flog albums, being full of self-pity, attention-seeking or whatever other madness will no doubt end up in the comments below. But neither do I want to have to keep quiet, or even worse, feel as if I should keep quiet, when there is so much about our culture (which is in many ways so incredibly evolved) that allows, endorses, encourages and revels in the sexual abuse of children. Paedophilia has acquired a grim, vaguely titillating, car-crash fascination that the press have jumped all over.
We simply cannot on the one hand have sexualised images of children on billboards and magazines, underwear for six-year-olds with pictures of cherries on them, "school disco" themed nights at bars and community service sentences for downloading "indecent" images (indecent? Saying "shit" in church is indecent – this is abominable), and on the other hand regard the Savile story with abject horror. It just does not equate. This is not about censoring what the press can write (typical example from one tabloid: "She’s still only 15, but Chloë Moretz … The strawberry blonde stepped out with a male friend in a cute Fifties-style powder blue sleeveless collared shirt which she tied at her waist – revealing just a hint of her midriff"). or what pictures they can publish. It is about protecting minors who do not have a voice, who are not capable of understanding certain matters and who cannot protect themselves.
This has all been said before. And nothing has really changed. We forget (who would want to remember this stuff?), we think shouting loudly will absolve our collective guilt and change things for the better, we point fingers and form lynch mobs. We paint "paedo scum" on convicted (or suspected) paedophiles' homes. And yet what we need to do is open our eyes fully and simply not tolerate this, rather like we've done and continue to do so effectively with homophobia and racism. We need to look at providing more visible therapy for both victims, perpetrators and those who have urges that threaten to make them perpetrators. We need to overhaul sentencing guidelines and start tackling the issues with more clarity and integrity. Whatever it takes for as long as it takes needs to be the guiding principle here, because otherwise we will, to use a well-worn but apposite phrase, simply continue the cycle of abuse.


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Re: Rolf Harris now??

Postby FC » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:36 pm

[quote="Philfy Vermin"]doesnt sound like harris has been accused of anything specific does it?

Probably just wanked off while his mate Saville fucked a few

But come on

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Postby Max » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:37 pm

I think I actually have a copy of Tie Me Kangaroo Down with the original "Let me Abos go loose, Bruce" verse....

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Postby Philfy Vermin » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:48 pm

up goes the shout, and all stash is out!
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Postby General Mutante » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:32 pm

As someone put it on the Fortean Times forums a while ago, we should just arrest the '70s.

I've been crept out by Harris ever since I was subjected to his swimming safety video at school in which he constantly adjusted his Speedo covered junk with all pubes poking out the sides.

Now we know why he wanted to tie his kangaroo down for anyway.

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Postby Dan Last » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:02 am

Trust British Paints? Sure Can't.

In saying that, that article is full of hyperbole, based on the fact that they know fuck all about whether or not Harris did anything yet, but keep trying to allude to it by bringing up Savile, even though the article admits that the link between the Savile and Harris investigation is pretty tenuous. 'We don't know anything about Harris, but Savile molested hundreds of children,' are they trying to get us confused as to who we're reading about?
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Postby Max » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:29 am

I'm going to go out on a limb and say I'm giving Rolf the benefit of the doubt for now... we're talking about a single allegation here, an australian girl who was a teenager at the time. Whatever happened, we're not dealing with a serial sex offender like Jimmy Savile here.

http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=14935

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Postby Max » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:54 pm

Benefit of doubt withdrawn.

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013 ... on-yewtree

Rolf Harris has been charged with 13 offences under Operation Yewtree, including nine counts of indecent assault and four counts of making indecent images of a child last year.

The 83-year-old Australian entertainer, who had a long career in British children's TV in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, is accused of three counts of indecently assaulting a 14-year-old girl in 1986 and six of indecently assaulting a girl aged between 15 and 16 from 1980 to 1981. He is also charged with four counts of making indecent images of a child between March and July 2012.

Harris, who will appear at Westminster magistrates court on 23 September, was initially interviewed under caution on 29 November last year under the Operation Yewtree investigation into alleged sexual offences by Jimmy Savile and others. He was then arrested on 28 March and bailed pending further inquiries.

The inquiry has been run in three strands – claims involving Savile, those involving Savile and others, and those involving others.

Harris is being dealt with under the "others" strand, meaning the allegations have no link to Savile.

Alison Saunders, chief crown prosecutor for CPS London, said: "We have carefully considered the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan police service as part of Operation Yewtree in relation to Rolf Harris, who was initially arrested on 29 November 2012 over allegations of sexual offences. A file of evidence was passed to the CPS on 12 August 2013.

"Having completed our review, we have concluded there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest for Mr Harris to be charged with nine counts of indecent assault and four of making indecent images of a child.

"The alleged indecent assaults date from 1980 to 1986 and relate to two complainants aged 14 and 15 at the time of the alleged offending.

"The decision has been taken in accordance with the code for crown prosecutors and the DPP's interim guidelines on prosecuting cases of child sexual abuse. We have determined that there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction and that a prosecution is in the public interest."

The Australian, who painted a portrait of the Queen in 2005 and performed at her Diamond Jubilee concert last year, has been a family favourite for decades.

Born in Perth, Western Australia, in 1930, Harris emigrated to the UK at the age of 21. He enrolled an art school, but, after two years, he dropped out and instead started drawing on children's television programmes.

A successful career in television hosting programmes such as The Rolf Harris Show, Cartoon Time and Animal Hospital followed. That was accompanied by a substantial musical output that comprised 30 studio albums and 48 singles – including Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport and Two Little Boys, which went to number one in 1969.

He continued to enjoy success in the industry, gaining cult status in recent years and performing at Glastonbury festival several times.

Harris, who has lived in Bray, Berkshire, for more than 50 years, was awarded an MBE in 1968, an OBE in 1977 and a CBE in 2006, and was made Officer of the Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday Honours list last year.

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Re: Rolf Harris now??

Postby Max » Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:14 am

5 years, 9 months.

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Postby Agnes » Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:17 pm

That's fuck-all.

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Postby Lurch » Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:31 pm

I guess if you put it into perspective the bloke is 83. He is already living on borrowed time statistically speaking. Especially with being a pedophile in prison. Not much chance the dude gets out on two legs.
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Postby Dan Last » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:54 pm

Yeah, I won't go back on my earlier statement in this thread cos most of the media stuff at that time was MASSIVELY misleading, but what a shit cunt.
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Postby dustbinflowers » Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:12 am

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Postby akaxo » Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:37 am

na don't believe that, can't be true, he's a christian.
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Postby Max » Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:56 pm

So far we're talking about a single allegation.

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Postby Max » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:48 pm

They've thrown a whole lot of new charges at him, probably to stop him getting parole. In prison he's been writing songs about what bitches his victims are and how they're only after his money. Also hired a private investigator to dig up as much dirt as possible on them. Hope he never gets out.

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Postby Subcide » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:49 pm

I can't wait for his prison album.
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