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Harris can't recall asking if girl was 'often molested', court told

By Jemma Crew

Rolf Harris allegedly asked a young girl 'Do you often get molested on a Saturday morning?' after sliding his hand under her breast, a court has heard.

The 86-year-old entertainer is alleged to have placed his hand under the clothed breast of the teenager after she attended a broadcast of children's television show Saturday Superstore at BBC Television Centre in London in 1983.

Giving evidence at Southwark Crown Court, the complainant recalled getting herself a drink in a room where there were others "milling about".

She told the court: "Rolf Harris came and stood next to me. He was on my right.

"He slid his hand under my breast and then said to me 'Do you often get molested on a Saturday morning?'."

"It was like a kind of cupping motion," she added.

Asked how she reacted, she said: "I was in shock. It was the last thing I had expected to happen and I did not know really what to do. I was a bit in shock and couldn't move and he left quite quickly afterwards."

Stephen Vullo, defending, said Harris - who denies seven indecent assault charges and one of sexual assault - has "no memory of this event at all".

The trial continues.

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