Rolf Harris Stripped Of BAFTA Honor After Sex Abuse Conviction

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June 30, 2014 | 6:55pm EST

Disgraced Australian entertainer Rolf Harris has been stripped of his British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) fellowship after he was convicted of 12 indecent assault charges on Monday.
The veteran musician/TV presenter was found guilty of molesting girls as young as seven between 1968 and 1986 following a trial at Southwark Crown Court in London.
Following the hearing, BAFTA officials confirmed that they have annulled the honor he was presented with in 2012.
A statement from BAFTA reads: “The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has made the decision to annul the BAFTA Fellowship bestowed upon Rolf Harris in 2012 following his conviction.”
He was handed the accolade for “outstanding and exceptional contribution to television”.
The honor came in the same year he helped mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee at a star-studded concert in front of Buckingham Palace.
Harris remains on bail and is due to be sentenced on Friday.

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