Vanessa Feltz stated Rolf Harris “knew” she “could not do something” about him allegedly groping her reside on TV.
The disgraced Australian entertainer, who died on Might 10 aged 93, was a household favorite for many years earlier than being convicted of a string of indecent assaults in June 2014.
On Wednesday, Feltz recalled to This Morning an incident throughout a phase when she was presenting Channel 4’s morning discuss present The Massive Breakfast – which beforehand aired from 1992 to 2002.
When she was the on-the-bed interviewer, Feltz stated “she may hear” her costume being “scrunched up” by Harris.
“I used to be completely shocked as a result of it is Rolf Harris, for goodness sake, that all of us adored,” she stated.
“And likewise (it was) reside on telly. And likewise, it is a daytime, beautiful present with a number of children watching…. so I could not say, ‘Get your hand off my leg’, or, ‘Cease touching me’.”
She added: “He knew that he was doing it to me in these circumstances the place I could not do something.”
Feltz stated she “immediately” threw to a break which “TV presenters aren’t actually allowed to do” and “jumped out of bed”.
She added: “For all I knew I used to be the one person who had ever occurred to, I did not know… No one had ever stated a nasty phrase about him in entrance of me.”
Feltz stated police went to her home in 2013 to ask about footage from the incident.
Harris was the second individual convicted beneath the high-profile intercourse crime investigation Operation Yewtree, arrange within the wake of abuse claims made in opposition to late DJ and entertainer Jimmy Savile.
Harris was jailed for 5 years and 9 months after being convicted of 12 assaults which happened between 1968 and 1986.
Mr Justice Sweeney informed him: “Your status lies in ruins. You’ve got been stripped of your honours and you’ve got no-one in charge however your self.”
In Might 2017, Harris was formally cleared of 4 unconnected historic intercourse offences, which he had denied.
Later the identical 12 months, one of many 12 indecent assault convictions was overturned by the Courtroom of Attraction.
On Might 19 2017, Harris was launched on licence, lower than three years after his sentence started.
His loss of life certificates, filed at Maidenhead City Corridor and seen by the PA information company, lists the causes of loss of life as neck most cancers and “frailty of previous age”.
Harris died at his house in Bray, Berkshire.
This Morning was introduced by Alison Hammond and Craig Doyle on Wednesday after Phillip Schofield’s departure from the discuss present and Holly Willoughby took early half-term vacation go away.
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