Geoffrey Rush with Eryn Jean Norvill, the actress he is alleged to have touched inappropriately.
After the Daily Telegraph published a picture of Geoffrey Rush posing as “King Leer” on its front page, the Oscar winner is reportedly so devastated, he can’t eat, can’t sleep, and is suffering from chronic anxiety. He believes his reputation has been so badly damaged, not only in Australia, but throughout the theatre/movie world, it may never recover.
Australia’s largest theatre company – the Sydney Theatre Company (STC) – reported an accusation he had engaged in “inappropriate behaviour” during the 2015/16 Sydney Theatre Company production of King Lear.
Rush firmly rejects the allegation and says he “abhors any form of maltreatment of any person’’
Now the Daily Telegraph has named one of the confidential sources it used to confirm its front-page story – STC executive director Patrick McIntyre and the newspaper has also filed a cross claim against the STC.The case is likely to go to trial in December.