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#429531 - 03/30/13 12:27 AM Prominent Australian entertainer arrested
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Prominent Australian entertainer arrested in UK on sex charges.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10874339&ref=mobile

Originally Posted By: The New Zealand Herald

A prominent Australian entertainer has been arrested and questioned by British investigators connected to the Jimmy Savile child sex abuse scandal.

The unnamed 82-year-old man, who lives in Berkshire in the south of England, was arrested on Thursday.


They can't give the name until he's been formally charged.

Puffer
(alerted to this item by Tom Mahowald in facebook)



Edited by pufferfish (03/30/13 12:29 AM)

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#429570 - 03/30/13 11:38 AM Re: Prominent Australian entertainer arrested [Re: pufferfish]
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#433640 - 05/05/13 07:09 PM Re: Prominent Australian entertainer arrested [Re: pufferfish]
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Rolf Harris is an Australian icon.

And was a beloved childrens entertainer in my youth.

Sadly this does not surprise me.
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#433641 - 05/05/13 07:14 PM Re: Prominent Australian entertainer arrested [Re: Farmer Boy]
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What a shame.

I'm sure that there would be a lot of surprises from American soil, if the wraps ever get removed.

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#433653 - 05/05/13 08:47 PM Re: Prominent Australian entertainer arrested [Re: pufferfish]
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i used to watch him in the UK when i was in my teens. one thing i always loved that he did was these great paintings - really fast on huge surfaces with a big house-paint brush, accompanied by music. it would look like jsut a bunch of random abstract splotches and you wouldn't know what it was until the last minute - and then he'd add a detail or turn it sideways or upside-down and it would all make sense.

this makes me sad. and retro-actively triggered - if that makes sense. like someone i knew and trusted and that didn't harm me - but to find out after the fact that he wasn't as safe and good as i thought. a close call sort of feeling - i've had a couple of those in real life.
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#434715 - 05/15/13 04:50 AM Re: Prominent Australian entertainer arrested [Re: pufferfish]
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this is sad. i really liked his music and comedy.

although i am not shocked.
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#435987 - 05/27/13 01:21 PM Re: Prominent Australian entertainer arrested [Re: pufferfish]
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It is a big surprise for me.It was a shocking and was not a good news for me.Anyhow thanks for some nice stuff.
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