Geoffrey Rush Defamation Case: News Corp Tabloid Alleges Actor Behaved Like A ‘Pervert’

Deadline | 8/13/2018 | Andreas Wiseman
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Court documents filed by the Sydney Daily Telegraph claim that actor Geoffrey Rush behaved like a “pervert” and engaged in “sexually predatory behaviour” during a 2015 theater production.

Oscar-winner Rush is suing the Telegraph’s publisher News Corp over articles about allegations he behaved inappropriately towards actress Eryn Jean Norvill during a Sydney Theatre Company production of King Lear.

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Norvill had previously declined to provide a statement to the court but last month agreed to provide evidence for the Daily Telegraph at the upcoming trial. Her decision means the News Corp tabloid can argue a defense of truth.

According to the Guardian, the latest court documents filed by the publisher allege that Rush simulated “groping and fondling” towards the actress; Rush’s hand “traced across” the side of her breast during a preview performance; he touched her lower back under her shirt; made lewd gestures in her direction such...
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