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Rolf Harris' Daughter 'Smashed Up Paintings'
Entertainer Rolf Harris' daughter smashed up his paintings and banged her head against a wall after she found out he had been accused of assaulting a friend of hers, his trial has heard.
The 84-year-old, who denies 12 counts of indecent assault, made the revelations in cross-examination as the case approached its third week.
He told the trial he only began a physical relationship with the main complainant in the case when she was 18 years old but she claims he abused her when she was just 13.
Harris told the jury of six men and six women at Southwark Crown Court about the furious reaction of his daughter, Bindi, when she heard about the abuse allegations.
Prosecutor Sasha Wass QC asked him: "Bindi was beside herself?"
He replied:"I suppose so, yes."
Ms Wass said: "She (Bindi) was in such a state she was banging her head against a wall."
During a second day of cross-examination, Harris repeatedly denied the allegations against him, describing them as ''lies''.
He denied his claim the woman had asked him for £25,000 was an "attempt to discredit" her and her family.
He also denied trying to "vilify" alleged victim Tonya Lee.
Ms Lee, who has waived the usual right to anonymity given to alleged sex offence victims, claims Harris touched her when she travelled to Britain from Australia for a tour in 1986.
Harris told the court he accused her of making up the allegation because her story "didn't hold water".
He denied ever meeting Ms Lee and when asked why she would have lied, he said: "It would only be to support her story. I can't imagine why she would say that but it's all lies."
Harris also dismissed another allegation, made by a woman who claims he groped her as she got an autograph from the star at a community centre in Portsmouth, telling the court he was "never there".
He said he would not have needed to tour the country to promote his track Two Little Boys because it was an "instant hit and hardly needed any promotion".
He also said he would not have performed the song unaccompanied.
The star told the court: "She's lying. I wasn't there. She must be making it up."
Harris was asked about another claim, made by a woman who has appeared as a witness, but whose allegations do not relate to a charge, in which he is said to have told her he wanted to be the first person to give her a "tongue kiss".
He said: "I would never say that. I hate that expression."
The star also dismissed another allegation by a separate witness who says he groped her and said he had "no recollection" of meeting another witness who has told the court he assaulted her in Malta.
Harris, of Bray, Berkshire, denies indecently assaulting four women aged between seven or eight years old and 19 years old between 1968 and 1986.
The trial continues.