Rolf Harris' family are winding down one of his companies
Rolf Harris’ family in line for £1.2m cash windfall are winding down one of his companies – as disgraced children entertainer’s £16m will is revealed
- Harris’s niece to close company which has amassed the fortune from his career
The family of disgraced TV star Rolf Harris is to shut one of his businesses and get a £1.2 million cash windfall.
His loyal niece Jenny Harris has moved to close the company which has amassed the fortune from Harris’s career as a children’s TV presenter and artist.
The windfall from the firm RHE Investments includes £700,000 in cash and a £127,474 tax refund, plus £400,000 from another fund.
Jenny Harris, who stood by Harris, when he faced indecent assault charges, moved to close the company and signed the Declaration of Solvency from Sydney, Australia, where she lives.
She attended numerous court hearings with Harris and is a director of two of his companies.
The family of disgraced TV star Rolf Harris is to shut one of his businesses and get a £1.2 million cash windfall. Pictured: Rolf Harris with his wife Alwen Hughes and daughter Bindi Harris
Rolf Harris arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London with his niece Jenny Harris (right)
The Thames side home of Rolf Harris in Bray, Berkshire, England
The cash is likely to be paid to another enterprise Myfanwy Investments, which owns all the shares and is also controlled by the Harris family and is also being closed down.
The will of Harris, who died aged 93 in May this year, has recently been made public, revealing that the children’s entertainer had amassed a £16 million fortune during his successful career.
He died in May leaving his wife Alwen, 91, who suffers from dementia and his last words were said to request his daughter Bindi cares for her.
Harris was jailed five years and nine months after being found guilty of indecently assaulting four girls and young women in 2014.
His fortune, which included his portfolio of paintings valued at an estimated £12 million before his convictions and his riverside mansion in Berkshire, has been left to his only child Bindi and his personal assistant Lisa Ratcliff.
Ms Ratcliff, 53, who began working with Harris in 2000, was made executor of his estate with Bindi before his death and has also been put in sole charge of his paintings.
One of Harris’s victims was the best friend of his daughter Bindi. He had groomed the girl, who was 35 years his junior, since she was 13. (One of the 12 counts on which he was convicted was later overturned.)
He served three years and was released in 2017 and said to have lived his life as a virtual recluse with wife Alwen at their Berkshire home.
Ms Ratcliff (left), 53, who began working with Harris in 2000, was made executor of his estate with Bindi before his death and has also been put in sole charge of his paintings
Harris was last pictured in public in April 2022, with Ms Ratcliff pushing him in his wheelchair as he was treated for neck cancer
Harris was said to have lived his life as a virtual recluse with wife Alwen at their Berkshire home (pictured there in 1995)
After his conviction a string of other women came forward and said they had been victims of his abuse.
They included Vanessa Feltz, the television and radio presenter, who said she was assaulted by Harris in May 1996 while interviewing him live for the On the Bed segment of Channel 4’s The Big Breakfast.
The singer Linda Nolan said Harris had molested her in 1975, when she was 15, while she and her sisters were supporting him on a tour of South Africa.
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