posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 10:26 PM
a reply to: gortex
I agree with the verdict, though I am having trouble making sense of some testimonies (why did one victim continue with him until her early 30s?) They
found inappropriate material on his computer, and there are many other women in the industry coming forward (these women are highly reputable,
household names in my country Australia).
I grew up with Rolf on my TV. In retrospect he was always a bit weird but it was a more innocent era in that time - 70s and 80s - we didn't really
think about such things.
These celebrities can be very two faced and pick their targets carefully. They show one face to those they think can help advance them, another to
those they can exploit. Most of them are egotistical and arrogant behind the scenes, maybe they have to be a bit that way to get where they are, but
it doesn't excuse the behaviour.
Maybe now we are a bit less blinkered about celebrities and people in power - I would like to think so, anyway.
I applaud the verdict and it seems he's been a serial harrasser for a long time, entirely inappropriate in his field of entertainment - family and
children. But when you think about it, the entire entertainment industry is probably built on pedophilia. As a fan of music, I've read much about the
entertainment industry in the 1960s and most of the agents and DJs seemed to be in it to find pretty young boys to 'mentor', they'd groom them and
offer to play their music in return for favours. Many of the young entertainers got in the industry to pick up young girls. Throw in all the drugs,
excesses of the times and less scrutinising... no surprise really.