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I'm not having it. I'm simply not.
I know several people who work in the media, and they've all said that Harris's sleaziness and poor treatment of women (don't want to say anything libellous) is quite an open "secret" amongst people who work in TV and that.
It comes as no surprise to me.
But Saville was an "open secret" for years as well
Savile was known as a rampant sex offender. Harris is just known, from what I've heard, as "a total perv" or similar.
Whilst I've not heard of him actually committing any grave offences, like I said, it doesn't mean this news doesn't surprise me.
not quite sure how to react now
If Johnny Ball gets arrested I'm emigrating
and those 2 blondes from fun house were actually his escorts
"In November 2006, he voiced his opposition to the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act, which would require any adult working with children to be vetted by the Criminal Records Bureau. In an interview with The Sunday Times, he said: 'It is like George Orwell's 1984... a quarter of adults will have to be checked... The fear we are instilling in [children] is abhorrent.'"
I think I can forgive him.
was a bit off.
his daughter lived in the halls she worked at in Leeds. He is, by all accounts, as awesome, if not more so, than you'd have hoped. He also does this in his spare time:
I think Buchanan's safe
Apparently he's been to rehab.
but you stepped up admirably.
Savile was always odd, but Rolf seemed a wonderful man. His set at Glastonbury 2000 was a highlight of the weekend.
I guess we know why he was tying kangaroos down now though :(
waved the thing all over the place and practised til he was black in the face.
Bang to rights, I think
It was Charlie Drake
have you heard his "date, or no date?" technique he tries with female contestants? That should be a crime.
and took as proof that he doesn't have a penis
they eventually find this out through an elaborate set up called "penis or no penis"
"a-hinja a-hinja a-hinja..."
Yes Rolf, unfortunately I can :(
All those kittens he inappropriately touched on Animal Hospital are now well into their twilight years and probably still haunted by his rhythmic heavy breathing hystronics, imagine if you were a cat and had lived with that all your life!?! "shove yer squeaky mouse mate, I was traumatised at a young age when Rolf Harris stuck his thermometer up my arse... I still have nightmares... and you think I'm dreaming about chasing birds..."
Not sure what he's been accused of...
Hadn't heard rumours about him before, and whilst with Savile I was always a bit weirded out by him, I've always had nothing but respect for Rolf.
Next it'll be Pat Sharp for crying out loud, and then the shit is really gonna hit the fun.... house.
Wasn't all that difficult as it turned out.
Right - who's next?
got into the entertainment biz as a ploy to have loads of sex/end up doing some sexual offences. Like that was the primary reason for getting into showbiz.
Nor really is that the fact that some people who were in a powerful position 20 or 30 years ago crossed lines that would be unacceptable today...
It does make the Lifetime Achievement BAFTA and all the interviews he did for it seem a little odd in hindsight.
And there were lots of fawning interviews in the press, on radio and on TV. It's admirable that the press were able to separate the two issues, but surprising, in an odd way.
GOOD ONE BIG BROTHER.
But there's a difference between an arrest and a charge.
No public interest argument in people knowing the name of someone who was arrested and not charged.
Public interest and what interests the public.
Given what I say in my post below, there's and even bigger gap these days between being arrested and being charged. Even people who willingly go to a police station are arrested now.
Completely agree with you on this.
But I'm more worried that the police areest people these days, rather than allowing them to willingly assist enquiries.
Outside whatever swanky hotel it was in and whilst she was waiting Rolf Harris just got in her car thinking she was his driver. This seems a lot more sinister now than it did at the time...
ROLF FUCKIN HARRIS
if the making of indecent images wasn't through taking photographs, but was drawing big marker pen sketches on an A1-sized piece of paper.
but :'-D at the thought
can just mean saving images on computer.
and I used Google.
Not saying he's a paedo. But I always thought his Aussie cornball act was the most wince-inducing thing ever. And in later years his wittering sycophantic Royals-worship was just nauseating.
Plus, I have a mate who used to work as a PR guy for a media company. His job was to drive visiting celebs around and basically keep them happy. Needless to say, he met his share of assholes. But he always said the nastiest prick he ever had the displeasure of working with was Rolf.
[leaves without looking back]
If I had a pound for every time I've heard that *joke* today, etc, etc.
That any better?
something about slipping a didge
He doesn't have it in him. But maybe that was his secret weapon.
Shuffle. Shuffle. POUNCE.
He's a local resident to where I'm from. Always doing local events and stuff.
Honestly, it's like we were all raised by nonces. What is this generation going to get murderers?
is the reason he's probably guilty. Realised that's how it works now. The bad ones are really good at manipulating public perception of themselves.
That's why Ronnie Corbett has his Alan Bennett-esque cute little granddad schtick, cos he's a dick in real life.
does anyone have an acapella?
Savile - best mates with Charles
If he is, that slipped out very very quietly, and am surprised that Josh Homme etc are still working with him.