The daughter of Australian paedophile Rolf Harris has broken her silence about her father’s convictions to claim he is a “kind, sweet, honest man” who was wrongfully jailed.
Harris, a former children’s entertainer, was jailed for nearly six years for carrying out a string of sex attacks on girls as young as seven.
His daughter, Bindi Nicholls, is campaigning to clear his name and a petition on change.org is calling for authorities to “review the case as a matter of urgency”.
Nicholls said: “He is a kind sweet, honest man on stage and off. He has worked tirelessly all his life to bring joy, laughter, inspiration, and happiness to all he meets. He is a workaholic, work is his priority and he lives to entertain.
“I have never witnessed him being interested in children in that way, ever.
“In public, he is more interested in getting groups of people singing or telling jokes than skulking off with one person, he is just nothing like the man the press have been portraying him to be.
“All of his dear friends are shocked and desperately upset that he has been tarred by the propaganda out there. He has been swept up in a witch hunt because of his high profile and celebrity. A total travesty at his age.”
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