Rolf Harris has denied six charges of indecent assault and one of sexual assault
The former TV entertainer denies six charges of indecent assault and one of sexual assault.
His defence team has repeated his claims of innocence following his 2014 conviction on 12 counts of indecent assault against four female victims, saying the jury in the first trial “got it wrong”.
Closing the defence case, Stephen Vullo QC said: “It's difficult to imagine a harder or faster or deeper fall from grace than that suffered by Rolf Harris.”
He added: “The media frenzy has without doubt made him vulnerable to people making accusations against him. There is no doubt about that.”
His defence team has repeated his claims of innocence following his conviction in 2014
Asking the jury to consider whether any of the complainants had come forward simply to claim compensation, Mr Vullo criticised the police investigation Operation Yewtree, saying people had been given “tactical advice” not to make claims at an early stage as it may “look bad” in court.
A policeman earlier told the trial there was no specific policy in place in respect of advice on compensation but said people are informed that it is “disclosable” in court if they make a claim during an investigation or trial.
Mr Vullo told the jury each count against Harris “falls far below” the required standard to convict him.
Harris was convicted to 12 counts of indecent assault against four females in 2014
He added: “We say enough is enough.”
But the prosecution has argued it was in Harris's nature to grope women, including young girls, in public places, with Jonathan Rees QC saying the celebrity had been good at getting away with it for years.
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Harris, who is serving a prison sentence following his conviction almost three years ago, had been appearing via video-link but has been present in the dock this week.
The 86-year-old has been following proceedings at Southwark Crown Court wearing a hearing loop.
The trial continues.