Kato Harris: 'I don't think I'll look at humanity in the same way again'

Kato Harris: 'People supported me, this nobody, I don't think I'll look at humanity in the same way again'

Kato Harris joined Julia Hartley-Brewer

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Former teacher Kato Harris has revealed that, after complete strangers supported him through crowdfunding, he can't look at humanity in the same way as he used to.

A crowdfunding page was set up for Harris to help with his legal fees before he was cleared of rape charges last year. It took just a 15-minute deliberation for jurors to find that he was not guilty of raping a 14-year-old multiple times.

He told Julia Hartley-Brewer that there are far greater victims in the world than himself, calling himself a nobody, but more than 1,000 members of the public still took time out of their day to donate money to him.

Harris said he is very grateful for the support those people have given him as they relied on their instinct and human nature to judge him - and he finds this very beautiful.

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More from Julia Hartley-Brewer's interview with Kato Harris:

Kato Harris: 'The hell has passed, but the flashbacks are terrifying'

Kato Harris on packing for prison before rape trial verdict: 'It's like digging your own grave'

Kato Harris: 'If you become a male teacher you're buying a lottery ticket for false allegations'

Kato Harris, the full interview: Teacher falsely accused of rape reveals his hell