Rolf Harris is an arrogant and blatant serial molester who treated women and girls as “sexual objects to be groped and mauled when he felt like it”, a court has been told.
Detailing the allegations connected to the main alleged victim, the childhood best friend of Harris’s daughter, Bindi, Wass said the entertainer abused a girl 35 years his junior until she was “psychologically destroyed and trained to perform like a pet”.
Wass told the jury: “He simply used her for his sexual gratification, like she was a blow-up doll.”
While the prosecution say Harris first assaulted the girl when she was 13, the artist and TV star insists the first sexual contact came when she was 18. However, Wass said, even Harris’s description of the relationship made it appear perfunctory and mechanical, rather than his “Mills and Boon scenario”.
If she was 18 and it was consensual (which everyone seems to agree that part at 18 was) then sorry, but the law does not and should not provide any protection against a lover being a callous bastard. Nor even about perfunctory and mechanical.
If she was 13 then of course it’s all different. Being a shit, even being deceptive, about sex is not a crime.