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GiddyStars Fri 19-Apr-13 10:42:11

So Rolf Harris joins the list of those who have been arrested as part of Operation Yewtree (I know this is old news elsewhere but I don't read the Australian press).

I am distraught. I love Rolf and have always thought that he was a genuinely sweet and kind man. In fact I have said in the past to DH (following other high profile arrests), that if it ever came out that Rolf was horrid I would be devastated. And now I am.

He maintains no wrong doing. I will be upset either way. If he is found guilty and I have been wrong all these years or if he is innocent and an old man is about to be dragged through the mud.

Anyone else feel all out of kilter on hearing this or AIBU and a silly nostalgic?

SkinnybitchWannabe Fri 19-Apr-13 10:43:21

I feel the same. I was shocked when I saw the news.

mrsminiverscharlady Fri 19-Apr-13 10:43:52

YANBU. I heard about this last week at work and everybody was totally shocked.

Eliza22 Fri 19-Apr-13 10:45:33

I don't believe it. I just don't. Jim Davidson? Mr Saville? Many of the others? Yes. Rolf Harris? No.

LadyBeagleEyes Fri 19-Apr-13 10:46:34

I heard rumours on here a few weeks ago and I was shock
I loved Rolf, like you Op I also thought he was genuinely sweet and kind.
<Remembers Animal Hospital> sad

scarredpierced Fri 19-Apr-13 10:50:59

Wow..this is the first I've heard of this tbh. Agree with Eliza, doesn't seem believable compared to the others.

Crinkle77 Fri 19-Apr-13 10:51:53

YANBU I have always loved him especially when he did Animal Hospital. There was one episode when a gent took his dog to be put down. The owner was crying, Rolf was crying and so was I. It broke my heart. Have loved him since then.

Manyofhorror3 Fri 19-Apr-13 10:53:03

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edwardsmum11 Fri 19-Apr-13 10:53:25

Yanbu but IF he did these things he needs to be punished.

RightUpMyRue Fri 19-Apr-13 10:53:40

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Icelollycraving Fri 19-Apr-13 10:55:35

I read this a while ago on mn actually. Sad if true or false.

mrsminiverscharlady Fri 19-Apr-13 10:56:04

Terry Nutkins died last year Manofhorror3 sad

Icelollycraving Fri 19-Apr-13 10:56:13

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serin Fri 19-Apr-13 10:56:18

Brings a whole new meaning to his song "Tie me kangaroo down"

(sorry, I do like him and can hardly believe this)

fluffiphlox Fri 19-Apr-13 10:57:07

Been a rumour for months. Always seemed very fake to me this man, I've heard he's not very nice in the flesh. Only rumour and hearsay mind.

SinisterBuggyMonth Fri 19-Apr-13 10:57:11

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Sparklingbrook Fri 19-Apr-13 10:57:29

Right they are both dead I think. so I really hope not those two. sad

I refuse to believe the news about Rolf til it's proved otherwise.

Latara Fri 19-Apr-13 10:58:07

Oh no. I don't want to believe it, my Mum will be devastated as she liked Rolf Harris.

I hope he isn't guilty but if he is then it's awful.

mrsjay Fri 19-Apr-13 10:58:22

I don't believe it I think he is innocent but who knows eh it is just shocking these faces appearing in the paper sad

Littlefiendsusan Fri 19-Apr-13 10:58:35

YANBU I really hope his lovely character hasn't been a cynical ruse all these years.

Manyofhorror3 Fri 19-Apr-13 10:59:40

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Sparklingbrook Fri 19-Apr-13 11:00:48

FGS Many don't say that. shock

wonderingsoul Fri 19-Apr-13 11:01:19

it is sad, but i am not surprissed, iv always thought there was something about him, and never really cared for his "work" but could never really put my finger on it.

i hope he is innoceant, i think becasue so many celebritys are being found out, its hard to take, as there in the lime light, you feel liek youv been fooled, people that youv become to think are decent humans and admire.

its all very sad.

pickledginger Fri 19-Apr-13 11:01:20

None of us know these people. We see them on tv.

LittleAbruzzenBear Fri 19-Apr-13 11:02:22

I hope it isn't true. Like others say, Savile, Davidson, no surprise there, but Rolf? However, lots of criminals are sociopaths and can appear charming when needs must.

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