A lawyer has accused Oscar-winning Australian actor Geoffrey Rush of repeatedly touching an actress inappropriately on a Sydney stage three years in the past whereas he was starring in a manufacturing of “King Lear.”
Rush is suing Sydney’s The Every day Telegraph newspaper within the Federal Courtroom for defamation over articles final 12 months which alleged inappropriate habits and touching through the Sydney Theatre Firm manufacturing.
The newspaper’s lawyer, Tom Blackburn, advised the court docket on Monday that the actor touched an actress, who has not been named, on 5 consecutive nights within the final week of the manufacturing in a means that made her uncomfortable.
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However Rush’s lawyer, Richard McHugh, advised the court docket the accusations have been imprecise.
Blackburn is combating Rush’s software to have the newspaper’s fact protection struck out.