Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Daughter: I Fear Rolf Will Die during This Court Case

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Daughter: I Fear Rolf Will Die during This Court Case

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ROLF Harris's daughter has described her fear that the star will die during his court case over allegations of a string of indecent assaults.

Bindi Nicholls also told Southwark Crown Court she experienced "suicidal thoughts" in the wake of a revelation over her father's affair with her friend.

Veteran entertainer Harris is accused of 12 counts of indecent assault on four alleged victims between 1968 and 1986 - seven relating to a friend of Bindi's who claims he first assaulted her when she was 13.

The artist has admitted an affair with the woman, but claims it was consensual and started when she was 18.

Mrs Nicholls, 50, who has been photographed, above right, walking to court with her father each day, denied her appearance was "for show". Taking to the witness T box, she said: ""My parents are 80-something, this is appalling for them. I'm frightened they are going to die in the middle of this court case."

She told the court she had experienced suicidal thoughts in the wake of the revelation about her father's affair, and admitted telling police she was "bashing my head against the wall", and "wanted to stab myself with forks". …

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