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Ulrika Jonsson has come forward to that convicted paedophile Rolf Harris groped her when she was 21.
The mum of four was working as a weather presenter on breakfast show TV-am at the
Describing their meet she said that she reached out to shake his but he “chose instead to embrace me”.
“I remember thinking that was either really flattering or a bit forward. Either way, it was confusing,” she said in her column in The Sun.
“Then his hand travelled down to my bum, gave it a few squeezes and stayed there for what felt like years but was probably only 30 seconds.
“But it was long enough for my 21-year-old self to feel deeply uncomfortable, and speechless,” she reinforced.
“I know I won’t have been the only one who fell victim to his hands. years ago we didn’t say anything.
“We didn’t pipe up or call anyone out. Especially not a celebrity,” she wrote.
“Suffice to say, if old, pervy Harris had touched my bum today, he’d have got a knuckle sandwich.
She continued: “I guess we’ll never quite know how many victims there
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“Harris was arrogant and thought he was untouchable.
“Like so many abusers, he never saw his actions as wrong. If anything, he felt he had the right to touch and violate women and girls.”
Ulrika’s revelation comes after TalkTV host Vanessa Feltz Harris groped her on The Big Breakfast.
Recalling the incident, which happened live on air, Vanessa said that she decided what you are never allowed to do as a presenter” and cut to an unscheduled advertisement break.
“When you watch the footage of this, and I have been able to rewatch it because the police brought it to my house to show it to me [when they were investigating Harris], I could see myself and I remember very clearly what I said, anyway, I didn’t really need to see the film to remember it, I just went [gasps] like that because the hand was coming right up and I went like this, ‘Um, right. Okay. Well, we’ll throw to a break now. We’ll go straight to a break,” she recalled.
Rolf was jailed for five years and nine months in 2014 after being convicted of 12 assaults, which took place between 1968 and 1986.
In 2017 one of the original 12 indecent assault convictions was overturned by the Court of Appeal.
He died on May 10 but it wasn’t formally announced until
His death certificate revealed that it registered by a former personal assistant Lisa Radcliffe rather than a family member.
Lisa worked for Harris for many years and even took to the stand to defend him in a 2017 trial in which he was accused of groping a woman at a television studio in 2004.
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