Two celebrities have come forward claiming they have been assaulted by convicted sex offender, Rolf Harris.
Television presenter Vanessa Feltz alleges she was assaulted by Harris when the 84-year-old appeared in a Channel 4 “On The Bed” interview back in 1996.
The incident reportedly occurred while the segment was going to air.
“I have kept quiet for 18 years but I have decided to waive my anonymity because I hope it will encourage others to come forward to speak about Rolf Harris or others,” the 52-year-old told the UK’s Sunday Express.
Feltz, who now hosts a BBC radio programme, said Harris’ wife Alwen was in the studio at the time.
“I was lying on cushions on the bed in a long, flowing, floor-length, heavily beaded evening dress. He was sitting very close. As the interview continued, with his wife watching and with the crew all in the room, I suddenly felt a rustling at the hem of my dress,” Ms Feltz said.
“I was on live television so I could not look down, but I sensed that his hand was at the bottom of my dress and he was slowly gathering the fabric up and moving his hand higher and higher up my leg.
“He was carrying on talking as though nothing was going on, smiling and joking, as he moved his hand further up.”
Meanwhile, UK singer Linda Nolan has claimed Harris abused her when she was just 15 years old.
The 55-year-old star says she was on tour with her sisters in Johannesburg in 1975 when Harris allegedly grabbed her as she was walking out of the bathroom.
“He suddenly came out of nowhere and in seconds his hands were all over me,” Nolan told UK’s The Mirror.
“He came right up to me and got me in a huge bear hug. His arms were all over my back, right around me so his hands were touching the sides of my breasts,” she said.
“He rubbed up and down and started kissing and licking the back of my neck.”
“He towered over me. If I’d had to fight him off, I couldn’t have. It was horrible and I was totally dumbstruck.”
Nolan said that when she asked Harris to stop, he replied by saying: ‘Don’t be silly, I’m only giving you a hug.’
Both women have reported the incidents to UK police.
Last week, Harris was sentenced to five years and nine months in jail after being found guilty of 12 counts of indecent assault in a London Court on Tuesday.