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#1    seeder

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 02:11 PM

Rolf Harris found guilty of indecent assault. Can expect to be jailed

Veteran entertainer and artist convicted of 12 counts of indecent assault from charges dating over nearly two decades

The veteran entertainer and artist Rolf Harris has been found guilty of indecent assault following a trial in which he was portrayed as a "Jekyll and Hyde" character who used his celebrity status to grope and abuse young women and girls.

Following a dramatic six-week hearing, the jury at Southwark crown court convicted Harris of 12 counts of indecent assault, from 12 initial charges dating over nearly two decades from 1968.

The prosecution presented the 84-year-old Australian-born star as an arrogant and reckless serial molester who treated his victims as "sexual objects to be groped and mauled when he felt like it".

http://www.theguardi...ndecent-assault

Another of my childhood hero's have turned out to be despicable :td:


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Edited by seeder, 30 June 2014 - 02:35 PM.

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 02:37 PM

I've just been looking at this on Sky.com. To be honest I don't know what to think, I'm quite shocked at this outcome really. It seems that since Jimmy Savile there's been one celebrity after another on trial. Whoever next!

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 02:46 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 30 June 2014 - 02:37 PM, said:

I've just been looking at this on Sky.com. To be honest I don't know what to think, I'm quite shocked at this outcome really. It seems that since Jimmy Savile there's been one celebrity after another on trial. Whoever next!

Exactly! Saville 'was' creepy and no real surprise at what he did - but Id never have thought Rolf did what he was accused of. A firm family fave in the UK, and elsewhere Id expect

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 02:47 PM

Tells you something about "The good old days" and what that really meant. in some ways we are living in the best of times.

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 03:06 PM

As the news caster just said..."Monsters dont get near children, but nice men do"

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 03:17 PM

I hated Saville as a kid and his "ultra Smarmy" persona - but Rolf Harris... what to think?


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 03:38 PM

I never liked Saville or Rolf Harris as a kid. Both were creepy.

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 03:52 PM

View Postseeder, on 30 June 2014 - 02:11 PM, said:

Rolf Harris found guilty of indecent assault. Can expect to be jailed

Veteran entertainer and artist convicted of 12 counts of indecent assault from charges dating over nearly two decades

The veteran entertainer and artist Rolf Harris has been found guilty of indecent assault following a trial in which he was portrayed as a "Jekyll and Hyde" character who used his celebrity status to grope and abuse young women and girls.

Following a dramatic six-week hearing, the jury at Southwark crown court convicted Harris of 12 counts of indecent assault, from 12 initial charges dating over nearly two decades from 1968.

The prosecution presented the 84-year-old Australian-born star as an arrogant and reckless serial molester who treated his victims as "sexual objects to be groped and mauled when he felt like it".

http://www.theguardi...ndecent-assault

Another of my childhood hero's have turned out to be despicable :td:


As a star he failed in his duty of responsibility to behave correctly towards youngsters he came into contact with. The pervert also pleaded guilty to some of the charges of indecent assaults but not others. I think taking these points into consideration the judge will impose a moderate sentence.

However the problem is that indecent assault isn't a serious offence. It isn't rape or child porn so with a moderate sentence he may infact escape prison. He might get fined, have to pay costs and get a 2 years suspended sentence on condition he behaves himself and seeks professional treatment.

Even if he does escape prison everybody on the planet knows who he is and knows he's a pervert. His life is effectively over so he is gonna learn a severe and deserved lesson!


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 03:53 PM

View Postseeder, on 30 June 2014 - 02:46 PM, said:

Exactly! Saville 'was' creepy and no real surprise at what he did - but Id never have thought Rolf did what he was accused of. A firm family fave in the UK, and elsewhere Id expect

Even before the trial started I was laughing that Rolf Harris has that sterotypical image you'd expert of a seedy, degenerate, pervert!

Edited by RabidMongoose, 30 June 2014 - 04:22 PM.


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 04:24 PM

I would never have thought this,what the hell was going on in television in the 60s and 70s that the profession was riddled with deviants?


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 06:00 PM

Actually I read an interview in which an actress, who started her career in the 60s said, that in those times if a woman wanted to have succes she had to sleep with the director/producer in most of the cases, if they refused they didnt get the job ... it was very common in the show business at that time she said.
So I am not so shocked I think there were many people who misused there power.

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 06:05 PM

I think its called a culture of deviance. Watch this little clip to understand that it was known about and condoned at the highest levels within the BBC:



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 06:24 PM

the clues with Harris where there from the start, tie my kangaroo down, two little boys, and Jake the peg with his "extra leg" dirty b******.

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 06:28 PM

View PostBr Cornelius, on 30 June 2014 - 06:05 PM, said:

I think its called a culture of deviance. Watch this little clip to understand that it was known about and condoned at the highest levels within the BBC:


The drama series "Red Riding" rings more and more true every passing day.

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Edited by seeder, 30 June 2014 - 06:32 PM.

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 10:08 PM

View Poststevewinn, on 30 June 2014 - 06:24 PM, said:

the clues with Harris where there from the start, tie my kangaroo down, two little boys, and Jake the peg with his "extra leg" dirty b******.

Yeah, thats not the first time I heard about those songs today lmao.





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