Rolf Harris trial: Daughter ‘smashed paintings’ when she heard child abuse allegations

Rolf Harris has revealed how his daughter Bindi 'smashed his art work' when she heard that he had allegedly abused her friend


by Kayleigh Dray |
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Rolf Harris, 84, has revealed that his daughter Bindi was 'furious' hen she learnt about his sexual encounters with her best friend, a court has heard.

Harris told the jury: "When I came back, she had smashed the paintings I had given her. She was furious.

"She had a huge row with me about the affair. I believed she started the conversation – I can’t remember.

"I blank it out my mind."

The confrontation occurred in the late 1990s, after her friend told her about the tryst.

Rolf Harris with his wife and daughter
Rolf Harris with his wife and daughter

Mr Harris denies 12 indecent assaults between 1968 and 1986. Seven of the counts relate to the friend of his daughter.

She claims he first assaulted her when she was 13 while on holiday, but Harris denies this, claiming he only began a consensual sexual relationship with the girl when she reached the age of 18.

He stands accused of abusing four women, aged between seven and 19, between 1968 and 1986.

The trial continues.

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