In the Media

Rolf Harris case shows why we mustn't be afraid to talk about sexual abuse

PUBLISHED July 5, 2014

Watching the Rolf Harris case unfold, I couldn’t help but take a personal interest. While for many it was a source of outrage that their favourite TV personality had let them down, and for others even a source of rich comedy fodder (just take a gander at how many “can you guess what it is yet?” jokes there are on Twitter), reading one of the victim’s testimonies transported me right back to the courtroom where two years ago I listened, distraught, as my close friend gave evidence against her childhood abuser.

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