Entertainer Rolf Harris arrested in fallout from Jimmy Savile sex-abuse case

April 20, 2013 Comments Off on Entertainer Rolf Harris arrested in fallout from Jimmy Savile sex-abuse case

Entertainer Rolf Harris arrested in fallout from Jimmy Savile sex-abuse case
London — The Associated Press  Friday, Apr. 19 2013

Rolf Harris, a veteran entertainer who has released hit singles and painted the Queen’s portrait, has been arrested as part of a police investigation into sexual abuse allegations stemming from the Jimmy Savile scandal, British media reported Friday.

Major media outlets followed The Sun newspaper in identifying Harris, an Australian-born artist, musician and television host who is a household name in Britain….

Harris, who lives in Berkshire and turned 83 on March 30, has been a British entertainment stalwart for decades. He has had musical hits with “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport” – which he once performed with The Beatles – and “Two Little Boys.”

He also has hosted television shows, painted an official portrait of the queen for her 80th birthday in 2006, and performed at the monarch’s Diamond Jubilee concert last year….

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/entertainer-rolf-harris-arrested-in-fallout-from-jimmy-savile-sex-abuse-case/article11400305/

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