Rolf Harris to be released from prison
- Author: Leroy Wright May 19, 2017,
May 19, 2017, 0:17
Rolf Harris will be released from jail on Friday after being granted bail on groping charges he is on trial for in a London court.
The woman did not make an official complaint until July 2014 but told the court she had informed friends and work colleagues of Harris' assault on her in the intervening years.
He has previously been following the trial by videolink from Stafford prison, but judge Deborah Taylor has granted him bail for the duration.
'He will be attending what remains of this trial in person from Monday next week, ' the judge said.
He is also accused of groping a third girl twice, after he appeared on ITV celebrity show Star Games in 1978.
Asked by prosecutor Jonathan Rees QC if she came forward to testify against Harris because she was motivated by money, the witness replied: "I'm not driven by money".
Asked by Mr Rees if she was an "attention seeker", the witness replied: "I can not imagine how anyone would conceive of doing this for any sort of kick". The ages of the girls, at the times of the alleged assault, range from 13-years old to 16.
She said she rushed to tell her father who then went and had words with Harris.
'I looked up and as I did he slid his right hand under my breast and said to me, 'Do you often get molested on a Saturday morning?'
The judge told jurors: "I just want to inform you that we will not be sitting on this case tomorrow".
The woman denied that and told the court she "may have worded things differently" in her various statements about Harris.
"I told him to f*** off and leave me alone", she told the court. Harris has denied all charges.
"I did tell her what happened. she looked shocked - not at what happened but rather, "that's Rolf Harris, don't be silly".