Oh dear. Â We have the “prominent New Zealander” in the the NZ Herald a few days ago saying it was “just” 20 seconds of madness. Â It wasn’t him. Â Not the real him. Â He’s never done it before, and he never did it again.
His wife nearly left him. Â He’s lost work. Â His children treat him like a criminal.
All over 20 seconds of madness?
“Rolf Harris”‘s victim, Louise Hemsley, using Fairfax instead of the NZ Herald strikes back with an uncomfortable level of detail:
He grabbed her from behind, put his hands on her chest and placed her hand on his groin, she said.
She tried to fend him off.
â€˜â€˜As I walked into the kitchen he followed me in from behind … I said â€˜what the hell do you think youâ€™re doing?â€™ He said â€˜I just think youâ€™re so lovely, Iâ€™ve thought about you so much and Iâ€™ve been dreaming about this.â€™
â€˜â€˜I said â€˜you crazy manâ€™, I tried to push him back. Youâ€™re married and Iâ€™m married and just, you know, just stop it, donâ€™t be so stupid. â€˜â€˜Because heâ€™s much taller than I am and being so short he was able to sort of overpower me. He pushed my head back and he was putting his tongue down my throat, I was trying to push him off and talk to him, just talk him out of it, telling him to get his paws off me.
â€˜â€˜During the process he put his hand down the back of my pants inside my clothing, he rubbed his hand across my chest and just kept kissing me. It was just octopus-like … and all the time heâ€™s trying to stick his tongue down my throat.
To have a “prominent New Zealander” in your kitchen is quite amazing. Â Especially when he’s there because he’s supposedly there for your husband. Â But, the aura of his prominence, his size, the whole mystique… it would be intimidating without the sexual assault. Â Read more »