20 May 2014

Harris 'repulsive', NZ woman tells court

8:41 am on 20 May 2014

A New Zealand woman has broken down while giving evidence in a London court against the Australian entertainer Rolf Harris.

Rolf Harris.

Rolf Harris. Photo: AFP

Harris, 84, has pleaded not guilty to 12 charges of indecent assault against four complainants.

The woman says in 1970 she was 16 or 17 and working for a wine company in New Zealand when she met him and he groped her on a dance floor.

Describing Harris as a repulsive man, she says she told her mother about it.

Harris can't be charged over the incident, because it occurred outside Britain, but the prosecution says the woman's evidence adds weight to its case.