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Geoffrey Rush sues newspaper over 'spurious' claims

Geoffrey Rush sues newspaper over 'spurious' claims

The Daily Telegraph said in a statement it would "defend its position in court" saying they "accurately reported the Sydney Theatre Company received a complaint alleging that Mr Geoffrey Rush had engaged in inappropriate behaviour".

Rush denied the allegations in a statement to the Daily Telegraph issued through his lawyers.

The first article airing claims that Rush behaved inappropriately during a 2015 production of King Lear was published by the Daily Telegraph on November 30.

The suit was filed today.

"They have splashed spurious claims with bombastic titles on their front pages", the Oscar-winning actor said in a brief press conference in Melbourne.

'It is an action I am taking in order to address the slurs, innuendo and hyperbole they have created'.

The anonymous person also made a complaint to the STC but insisted it remain confidential and that Rush was not notified of it.

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"This has created irreparable damage to my reputation, which has been extremely hurtful to my wife, daughter and my son..."

'This situation is intolerable and I must now seek vindication of my good name through the courts in Australia'.

Mr Rush's lawyer said his client wanted to have this matter heard as quickly as possible and the actor would be seeking damages.

It comes after the Oscar victor stood down from his role as president of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts in light of the allegations.

When asked about the claims being leveled against Rush, Australian actress Rachel Griffiths said the actor "is not Harvey Weinstein" - referencing the Hollywood mogul who faces multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

Chris Dore, the editor of the Daily Telegraph, said they would be defending the newspaper's reporting in court, reported the ABC.

"We don't have our have a trial date yet, this has only been set up this afternoon". He is one of the Australia's most respected actors.


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