News World Perth radio host accuses Harris of groping
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Perth radio host accuses Harris of groping

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A former Perth radio host has made abuse allegations against entertainer Rolf Harris.

The allegation of groping was not made in court but during an Australian radio interview.

Former Perth radio host Jane Marwick claimed to have been groped by Rolf Harris in 2001, according to a report by The Sydney Morning Herald.

Ms Marwick said she was speaking out in support of Harris’ other alleged victims.

“I was deeply mortified and embarrassed,” she said in an interview with Radio 6PR.

Ms Marwick that Mr Harris was her “childhood idol” but after being assaulted by him felt too embarrassed to tell anyone.

“I can’t comment on anyone else’s allegations but it’s time for me to say that I know that this man, in my case was capable of very inappropriate behaviour in a public place, in extraordinarily enough, in the company of others.”

Mr Harris took the witness stand in London overnight as part of the child sex trial.

The 84-year-old gave evidence in an attempt to rebuild his reputation after more than two weeks of court hearings into allegations of indecent assaults against four girls.

The principal complainant is a childhood friend of Mr Harris’ daughter Bindi, who alleges that Mr Harris assaulted her several times from the age of 13.

The victim, whose identity was not revealed, told the court how Mr Harris groomed her “like a pet”, and described him as “a dirty old man”.

Mr Harris is charged with indecently assaulting girls in the United Kingdom between 1968 and 1986.

Crown prosecutor Sasha Wass QC said that Mr Harris used his fame, power and reputation to indecently assault young girls and women, according to report by News.com.au.