Family of disgraced Rolf Harris siphon $9.5 million from his business empire ahead of latest sex abuse scandal

Rolf Harris arrives at Southwark Crown Court to face sentencing on 12 counts of indecent assault on July 4, 2014 . Photo / Getty
Rolf Harris arrives at Southwark Crown Court to face sentencing on 12 counts of indecent assault on July 4, 2014 . Photo / Getty

Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris, 86, has been stripped of his empire by his own family.

According to the Sun, they have siphoned £5.7 million (NZ$9.5m) from his business empire since he was jailed for sex offences in 2014 for molesting four girls as young as 7.

It's been revealed his businesses are being drained of cash - and the money is going to his family members.

Rolf Harris, wife Alwen Hughes and family arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court at The City of Westminster Magistrates Court on September 23, 2013 in London. Photo / Getty
Rolf Harris, wife Alwen Hughes and family arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court at The City of Westminster Magistrates Court on September 23, 2013 in London. Photo / Getty

Harris faces court again next month after police received new allegations from women who claim he attacked them.

Just days ago, documents filed to Companies House show RHE Investments Ltd has disposed of £2.9 million in assets and cash.

Rolf resigned as a director of the firm, which was still worth £2.8 million last year and it is now controlled by his wife Alwen, niece Jennifer and brother Bruce.

Artist and television personality Rolf Harris arrives at Southwark Crown Court to face sentencing on 12 counts of indecent assault on July 4, 2014 in London. Photo / Getty
Artist and television personality Rolf Harris arrives at Southwark Crown Court to face sentencing on 12 counts of indecent assault on July 4, 2014 in London. Photo / Getty

Rolf Harris Enterprises Ltd and RHEL Holdings Ltd are being wound up.

But public statements by accountants handling the books show that £859,000 from RHEL Ltd and £1.9 million from Rolf Harris Enterprises was paid to the directors.

As well as his wife, niece and brother, Harris himself is listed as a director of this firm.

Harris is due for trial in January on eight further sex assault charges, which he denies.

Australian entertainer Rolf Harris with his wife Alwen and their daughter Bindi, London, 16th December 1969. Photo / Getty
Australian entertainer Rolf Harris with his wife Alwen and their daughter Bindi, London, 16th December 1969. Photo / Getty

- NZ Herald

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