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Rolf Harris NOT charged

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dotnet Thu 16-May-13 19:43:01

Rolf Harris has not been charged with any offence. I suppose I should still say 'yet' - BUT it was on R4 this morning that no grounds for charging him have been found so far.
Hooray! I just can't believe he's a slimeball, I feel so sure he's NOT.
The other thing the R4 news item talked about, was the doubtful ethics of naming someone in connection with a crime when no charge has been laid.

Bluegrass Fri 17-May-13 12:11:46

It's weird, I know someone who worked closely with him over a period of time (travelling the country) and they told me that behind closed doors he was an absolute shit but could always turn it on when out in public. I always thought he was great, have never known this friend not to get on with someone and I trust their opinion absolutely. It left me feeling very conflicted about him.

StealthOfficialCrispTester Fri 17-May-13 12:14:06

in fairness being an absolute shit is not on a par with what he was arrested for

everlong Fri 17-May-13 12:16:03


MoleyMick Fri 17-May-13 12:20:51

I'm in Australia, and a woman here was interviewed on TV earlier this week about being molested by Rolf. I too was really saddened when his name was mentioned as part of Operation Yewtree but.. I really did believe that woman.

boxershorts Fri 17-May-13 12:36:58

Yes, I think the police are trying to destroy a culture whereby some celebs thought they cud get away with anything. I agree it is very trick,Stealth Criap tester.
I prefer the ones which rhyme with TALKERS

StealthOfficialCrispTester Fri 17-May-13 12:42:15

They are "Talkers" I think - was testing hoops and crosses.

dotnet Sat 18-May-13 18:06:45

edam I just think it should be a case of 'do as you would be done by'. Just think seriously for a moment - how would you feel if it was put in your local paper (with photograph) that local woman, Edam Cheese had been collared by the police for fiddling with children? Would you really think, 'Oh well, it's fair enough - it'll come out soon enough that I can't be charged with anything, being as I haven't done anything.'
I bet you wouldn't. I bet you'd be mortified and desperate for each crumb of comfort your friends could offer as they tried to support you through such a shameful, upsetting, humiliating mess.

hiddenhome Sun 19-May-13 16:47:57

My foster brother was never charged even though he raped and assaulted me hmm

Not charged can just mean lack of evidence, which given the time frame, is just about unavoidable.

Mumfun Wed 22-May-13 22:31:28

Ive sadly seen the Australian report too and after that I felt he might well be charged. But I am really really shocked too.

BinarySolo Sun 26-May-13 10:33:22

I feel sad if it's true about Rolf. I don't think mud does necessarily stick tho. Mathew Kelly was accused and found innocent and has had a very successful acting career since.

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