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Post by Eleanor on Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:22 pm

Can't say as I'm surprised, after everything that's come to light during the trial. Still a horrible thought though. sad I grew up watching Rolf Harris' programmes. When the Jimmy Saville incidents were revealed, I think people could sort-of see the truth behind it from the way he behaved. Rolf Harris, though, is somebody I never would have guessed would do something like that.
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Post by LyndaW on Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:49 pm

I am very shocked. I wasn't too surprised about Jimmy Savile but I am about Rolf. I am so disappointed.

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Post by Eleanor on Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:52 pm

I won't lie and say that I could have pointed at Savile and said that he was a sexual predator, but, like you said, I wasn't exactly surprised out of my mind when it came out. It never, ever crossed my mind that Rolf Harris could have done what he did though. I'm still shocked, tbh.

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Post by Dave on Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:07 pm

Still shocking to me as 2 childhood entertainers but not surprising
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Post by LyndaW on Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:21 pm

When the story first came out that Rolf Harris was being charged with these offences I was so horrified - it was almost like accusing the Pope! Of all the men in all the world Rolf Harris was one of the last I would ever have imagined doing such things. I thought at the time that it was probably a lot of silly and money-seeking women jumping on the Jimmy Savile bandwagon. Then came the confession that he had had "an affair" with his daughter's best friend when she was just over the age of consent, which was creepy.

I don't think he helped his cause either by coming over the big "I am" when he first entered the witness box, and singing and dancing.

Very, very disillusioning.

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Post by Caryll on Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:33 pm

Yes, he was always such a 'good guy' entertainer! Savile I could understand - but Rolf Harris? I would never have guessed it.

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Post by Caroline on Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:51 pm

I was shocked about Rolf Harris too, I grew up watching him on tv. I wasn't really shocked about Savile, apart from the scale of it. There just seems to be more and more emerging all the time.
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Post by Eleanor on Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:30 pm

I did wonder if he was trying to make some sort of insanity plea when he started the singing and dancing in court.
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Post by tracyp on Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:15 pm

I never speak for anyone but.... I will speak for 90% of Aussies.

We are gutted!!! Pure & simple!!!!

I refused to believe it when the trial started. One of our favourite entertainers.

I am now shaking my head & want to disown him!
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Post by Eleanor on Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:32 pm

When somebody so well-known for his kindness (helping children, presenting animal programmes, etc.) is found out to be a sex offender, I think it hurts a lot of people. I feel so sorry for his victims.
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Post by tracyp on Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:43 pm

I am completely disgusted in him!
A possible 10 yrs.
After what he did. Sorry, I dont really care about his age. How many yrs has he lived free after the fact?
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Post by Shisa on Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:48 pm

These tv personalities get a god-complex and think they can do what they want and that normal rules don't apply to them.
It's sad.
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Post by Eleanor on Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:49 pm

I suppose it's a consolation to know that he'll never be allowed to work around women/underage people again.
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Post by tracyp on Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:06 pm

Not really. He'll be in jail. Let him rot there!
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Post by Eleanor on Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:23 pm

I'm talking about in the case that he gets a shortened sentence. I don't think he should, but if he does, at least people will know what sort of person he is.
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Post by tracyp on Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:32 pm

Ok??
Wont be full term in my opinion. Not at his age.
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Post by Eleanor on Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:40 pm

Probably not as big of a sentence as somebody half his age. There'd be too much concern for him dying in prison. No concern given to his victims on his behalf, though. straight face Personally, I don't care if he dies in prison. That man potentially destroyed lives.
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Post by tracyp on Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:47 pm

Yes he did. & being twice the age of others that commit the same crime is absolutely no excuse for leniency!
But  I'd be surprised if he gets 10 yrs,. Even if I believe he should serve more.
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Post by Eleanor on Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:52 pm

Tbh, I'll be surprised as well. I'm not sure he'll even get five.

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Post by tracyp on Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:55 pm

Your right... I think around 3 is what he'll get!
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Post by Eleanor on Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:07 pm

I guess we'll just have to wait and see!
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Post by Hayley on Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:10 am

Today's the day! I have to admit I have a soft spot for him and old people in general. and when he goes to jail know he will get a very hard time. I don't like the thought of old people in normal jail, they are not physically up to it. Perhaps they can build a old people jail, with a big glass house and they can make all the hanging baskets for the council. Sometimes I'm dubious about these cases cause of the celeb thing, people jumping on the wagon, but there was too much proof on this one.
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Post by Caryll on Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:43 am

I think there were several people accused without foundation, Freddie Starr was one, and he's a broken man, despite being totally exonerated!

But Harris is guilty beyond doubt - he even had recent indecent pics of children on his computer, so it's not as if he'd seen the error of his ways. I do feel sorry for his family, though - they will suffer as well.

He deserves what he gets, in an ordinary prison. Why should he have it easy just because of his age? He committed despicable crimes against vulnerable people, let him pay for it the same way others younger than him do.

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Post by Eleanor on Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:45 am

IMO, a paedophile is a paedophile and deserves a prison sentence for acting on his or her impulses. And prison is prison, not a holiday camp. tongue

He should have thought about the consequences before he decided to ruin young lives.
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Post by Caryll on Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:29 pm

Eleanor wrote:IMO, a paedophile is a paedophile and deserves a prison sentence for acting on his or her impulses. And prison is prison, not a holiday camp. tongue

He should have thought about the consequences before he decided to ruin young lives.

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