Geoffrey Rush allegedly ‘touched actress’ breasts, lower back’, court hears

The actress at the centre of Geoffrey Rush’s defamation case against Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph newspaper claims the Oscar winner touched her breasts and back, a court hears.

Rush is suing the newspaper’s publisher Nationwide News and reporter Johnathan Moran over articles alleging he engaged in inappropriate behaviour while performing in a Sydney Theatre Company (STC) production.

The trial was due to start next month, but has been delayed because Eryn-Jean Norvill โ€” the actress at the centre of The Daily Telegraph’s allegations โ€” has been added to the newspaper’s witness list.

Norvill was Rush’s co-star in a 2015-16 production of King Lear.

Norvill’s statement detailing Rush’s alleged inappropriate behaviour was today tendered to the Federal Court.

While it was not released publicly, the court heard it included allegations Rush touched her breasts and traced his fingers on her lower back.

Source: Geoffrey Rush allegedly ‘touched actress’ breasts, lower back’, court hears – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)