ROLF Harris’ daughter is writing a book defending the monster as just a “flirt”, according to reports.
Disgraced entertainer Harris was sentenced to five years’ jail in 2014 for abusing four female victims during the ’70s and ’80s, including his daughter Bindi’s childhood friend.
During the trial, the court heard allegations that Harris had molested Bindi’s friend while his daughter slept in the same room.
It was also alleged that he abused one girl on stage and made another perform a sex act on him while on the M4.
Bindi was known to be writing a book defending her father’s reputation in the wake of his conviction. Now, The Daily Star claims to have seen notes from the upcoming work giving details of Harris’ attitude to sex, and what she claims were weaknesses in the prosecution’s case against him.
The paper claims Bindi says: “Dad is from the age of Benny Hill, Carry On films.
“He loves a flirt, which he does very openly, much to my embarrassment, but I have met many a man from my dad’s generation like that.
“It’s harmless and you know it doesn’t lead anywhere.”
The Daily Star also claimed that Bindi’s account could be published as a “viral email or blog” instead of a book.
It is not known when the work will be published.
Harris, 88, was released from jail in May 2017 after serving almost three years at Stafford Prison.
The Australian-born entertainer was arrested as part of Operation Yewtree which investigated sexual abuse claims against disgraced former BBC presenter Jimmy Savile and other media figures.
Since his release, Harris is believed to have spent most of his time caring for his wife, Alwen, who is said to be ill. The couple has been married for 60 years.
He was stripped of a wide range of honours after his conviction, including his CBE and MBE along with honorary doctorates from the University of East London and Liverpool Hope University.
Child abuse campaigners were frustrated when news of Bindi’s book first broke back in 2015.
Peter Saunders, of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood, said: “It’s disappointing.”