Australia strips disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris of honours

  • Disgraced entertainer and artist Rolf Harris has been stripped of his honors in Australia following his conviction in a case related to child sex offences .

    Governor general Peter Cosgrove has terminated Harris’ appointments as Member and Officer of the Order of Australia.

    The 84-year-old, who had a six-decade career on television and stage in the UK and elsewhere, was jailed in July last year for indecent assaults. The offences against four girls occurred from 1968 to 1986. 

    He went on trial in May 2014 in London.

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