Rolf Harris has been charged

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TensionWheelsCoolHeels Thu 29-Aug-13 11:55:40

Can't link as on phone but just got a news flash saying he's been charged with 9 counts of indecent assault, and 4 to do with indecent images.

georgedawes Thu 29-Aug-13 11:57:20
Youhaventseenme Thu 29-Aug-13 11:58:42
ihatethecold Thu 29-Aug-13 11:58:52

I'm quite shocked at that.

filee777 Thu 29-Aug-13 12:00:24

I must say I thought it would all be hot air. What a shame I see Rolf as a bit of a legend. If they have charged him they must think there is enough evidence to get a conviction. 9 counts is a lot too.
What a shame.

PoppyAmex Thu 29-Aug-13 12:00:40

Me too, ihatethecold.

Of course it's ridiculous to think we can judge someone's character by just watching them on the media and without really "knowing them", but I just didn't expect to see his name connected to this case.

SPBisResisting Thu 29-Aug-13 12:00:41

Wow. How awful.

Bloody hell, guess it shows that there's no "type".

Be nice to think that we could tell wouldn't it? Hard to see someone you looked up to being so.. eurgh..

ClartyCarol Thu 29-Aug-13 12:13:29

Why did anyone look up to him? He wobbled a board about, sang daft songs, drew some pictures and blubbed a bit at poorly animals. Oh, and did some very creepy water safety adverts in the 1970s grappling with children in a swimming pool hmm.

mignonette Thu 29-Aug-13 12:15:22

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clarty As a child he seemed like a friendly loveable grandfather figure, someone you'd have loved to meet. I used to love him when I was little.

Clargo55 Thu 29-Aug-13 12:21:51

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Ponders Thu 29-Aug-13 12:23:40

images not necessarily photographs in his case?

Remember chatting to someone who worked in a shop where Rolf was a regular, they had nothing but praise for him. I remember being so jealous we just got Timmy Mallett

Faezy Thu 29-Aug-13 12:25:18

Can you link please mignonette?

Clargo55 Thu 29-Aug-13 12:26:33

True Ponders, I should have said images.

mignonette Thu 29-Aug-13 12:27:30

Faezy it was on one of the threads that I think got deleted around the time of that litigious Lord who was falsely accused. So not able to link, sorry.

From the Beeb

"Six offences relate to the indecent assault of a girl aged 15-16 between 1980 and 1981 and three relate to a girl aged 14 in 1986.

The indecent images of children were alleged to have been made last year."

Last year?! Fucking hell..

Faezy Thu 29-Aug-13 12:31:17

oh that's a shame, sounded like some interesting reading.

RippingYarns Thu 29-Aug-13 12:31:30

It's made me sad that another previously respected entertainer has been charged, but I'm glad he has.

The excuses of 'they were all at it' and 'we didn't have laws against it back then' should not be tolerated.

mignonette Thu 29-Aug-13 12:32:51

I was appalled that this psychiatrist covered it up for so long. In Total contravention of the laws protecting children.

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Clargo55 Thu 29-Aug-13 12:34:29

According to DM, images were made in March to July 2012.

bootsycollins Thu 29-Aug-13 12:35:00

My cousin used to work for a publishing house, she caught Rolf staring at her arse when he came to the office about his book.

Dh met him at Butlins in the 80's and Rolf drew him a Rolferoo, no idea what happened to it.

I'm really gutted, he cried when a dog had to be put down on Animal Hospital the bastard. Oh no ponders do you reckon the images are his artistic creations?

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