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Actor Geoffrey Rush has been awarded the largest ever defamation payout to a single person in Australia.
The Oscar-winner was last month awarded A$2.9m (£1.57m; US$1.99m) after winning the case against Nationwide News, which publishes Australia's Daily Telegraph.
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The Sydney newspaper had published stories accusing him of behaving inappropriately towards former co-star Eryn Jean Norvill.
Judge Michael Wigney found that Ms Norvill was "prone to exaggeration".
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Mr Rush has sought an injunction to prevent the Telegraph re-publishing accusations at the heart of the case.
Nationwide News has appealed against an initial ruling in the case.
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The accusations detailed in the Telegraph article "King Leer" date back to a 2015 theatre production of King Lear in which Mr Rush acted alongside Ms Norvill.
Mr Rush was awarded $850,000 in general and aggravated damages plus more than $1m for past economic loss, $919,678 in future economic loss and $42,000 in interest, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports.
He was originally seeking more than $25m in damages.
The judge called the reporting a "recklessly irresponsible piece of sensationalist journalism of...
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