Rolf Harris 'attacked girl with daughter in room'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 May 2014
Rolf Harris

Rolf Harris

Rolf Harris has been accused of assaulting a teenage girl, who was friends with his daughter Bindi, while his offspring was sleeping in the same room

Rolf Harris allegedly assaulted a teenage girl while his daughter was in the room, a court has heard.

The former children's TV presenter - who denies 12 counts of assault against the woman and three other girls between 1968 and and 1986 - has been accused of abusing the unidentified female, who was friends with his daughter Bindi, from the age of 13 at his home, as well as hers, and on holiday.

The woman - now 40 - gave evidence from behind a screen at Southwark Crown Court today (12.05.14), claiming Rolf, 84, performed a sex act on her at his home in Bray, Berkshire, and didn't seem troubled by the fact Bindi was asleep nearby.

The claimant also described other instances of abuse by the former 'Animal Hospital' host, alleging he once fondled his penis in front of her. She described the Australian star's anatomy as "small ... very, very small".

Rolf is also accused of inappropriately hugging and tickling the then-teenager and was branded "creepy" in court.

The woman said: "The way he hugged you and tickled you all over was cringey. I never liked it. Rolf would fold himself around you. He was a big man. He would fold you in his arms and tickle you up and down your body."

Quizzed why she never told Rolf's daughter Bindi or his wife Alwen Hughes about the attack, the claimant said: "I was shocked and panicked by it. I didn't know what to do. I sat on the end of the bed in a state of shock, really."

The trial continues.

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