To hear that they have charged rolf harris

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londonrach Thu 29-Aug-13 12:53:06

Was a massive fan of rolf harris in the 1980s watching his art shows after school. I cant believe he has now been charged with activity from the 1980 to last year. Am i being unreasonable to be upset on hearing this news despite the fact ive never meet him.

Feminine Thu 29-Aug-13 12:54:40

There is already a thread about it . smile

I agree its a shock.

HeySoulSister Thu 29-Aug-13 12:56:41

It's the third thread on it

Why are you shocked?

youmeatsix Thu 29-Aug-13 12:57:23

i said exactly the same thing. Jimmy saville was always a bit confused but rolf harris seemed a genuinely nice man, sad

OHforDUCKScake Thu 29-Aug-13 12:57:26

NO. He is actually charged now?

I didn't think it would happen. I didn't believe it.

So let me get this straight, is this charge one against women or children?

londonrach Thu 29-Aug-13 12:59:46

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youmeatsix Thu 29-Aug-13 13:01:54

Rolf Harris charged with nine counts of indecent assault in the 1980s and four of making indecent images of a child in 2012 sad court next month

livinginwonderland Thu 29-Aug-13 13:03:48

I'm not shocked. I did say that when it came up in the news before, but I got a barrage of criticism from everyone on here for it.

CocacolaMum Thu 29-Aug-13 13:04:03

that's shocked me. I honestly didn't believe it either

HeySoulSister Thu 29-Aug-13 13:04:25

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BiscuitDunker Thu 29-Aug-13 13:04:28

He's being charged with:

Six offences of indecent assault relating to a girl aged between 15 and 16 from 1980 to 1981.

Three offences of indecent assault relating to a girl aged 14, in 1986.

Four offences of making indecent images of a child between March and July 2012.

ClartyCarol Thu 29-Aug-13 13:05:19

Why are you being unreasonable to hear it? hmm

Feminine Thu 29-Aug-13 13:06:49

I think its shocking if you were a child when you watched him on TV.

You then look at him as a kid today -can't believe it maybe?

looking at him from the eyes of an adult( perhaps) would always have been different?

I think for those of us that grew up in the 70'S and always had those characters on the TV , it would be weird not to be surprised.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Thu 29-Aug-13 13:07:42

I always saw him as such a legend, saw him at Glastonbury and he was brilliant. How disappointing, and horrible for those involved.

I'm not sure what yabu about.

londonrach Thu 29-Aug-13 13:09:00

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Feminine Thu 29-Aug-13 13:10:07

I am sure there will be many more to come unfortunately.

HeySoulSister Thu 29-Aug-13 13:10:11

No. I'm 44 and grew up watching him too. It's still no surprise to me.... I found him irritating. Too enthusiastic, over zealous.

ViviPru Thu 29-Aug-13 13:10:18

I know what you mean, OP.

All the others you're like, yeah - filthster, that's no surprise but RH was part of the fabric of my childhood culture in a way all the others really weren't. I'm shocked in the same way I would be had Johnny Ball or Tony Hart been charged, all childhood beacons of wholesomeness sad

HeySoulSister Thu 29-Aug-13 13:10:46

What do you mean by him having a wife op???

Feminine Thu 29-Aug-13 13:12:19

hey then you probably never liked him IYSWIM?

Did you actually suspect him of what he has been charged with? smile

I didn't like JS, when he was found out , it was no shocker.

To my mind, Rolf just painted confused

JamieandtheMagicTorch Thu 29-Aug-13 13:12:28

I'm not shocked. The 70's and 80's (my childhood) seem to have actually been a time of real nastiness lurking underneath the surface.

HeffalumpTheFlump Thu 29-Aug-13 13:12:41

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Feminine Thu 29-Aug-13 13:13:39

My smile looks odd, I meant it so as not to look argumentative.

PivotPIVOT Thu 29-Aug-13 13:13:42

I'm just disappointed rather than shocked. I loved Animal Hospital when I was a kid and Olive the Ostrich is shite wothout his voiceover.

YouTheCat Thu 29-Aug-13 13:14:48

I'm reserving judgement until he has actually gone to trial.

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