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Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris sued over alleged sexual abuse of 10-year-old girl

A woman is suing disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris for allegedly assaulting her in 1982 when she was a 10-year-old foster child.

Harris, 92, is one of three defendants being charged by the woman, alongside the state of Victoria and foster care provider OzChild.

Australian-British entertainer Rolf Harris is being charged with alleged sexual assault.Credit:AP

In July 2014, up to 40 women claimed they had been assaulted by the Australian artist.

He was later sentenced to five years and nine months in prison on 12 counts of assaulting four women in the 1970s and 1980s. He was released on license in 2017.

In a claim statement seen by The age And The Sydney morning Heraldwrote Maurice Blackburn lawyers representing the former foster child Harris allegedly performed at Camp Manyung, where the woman allegedly met the entertainer.

The woman claimed that when she was at camp, she sat on a bench while Harris helped her remove wax from her clothing.

She then alleged that Harris lifted her skirt in the back and put his hands on her leg and sexually assaulted her.

“The prosecutor tried to yell and scream and she then ran away. The prosecution told a camp staffer about the abuse, but Rolf Harris called the accuser a liar,” the statement said.

Harris is said to have then left the camp.