Geoffrey Rush case: Daily Telegraph and in all the country News lose libel appeal against the actor of the Film


The Sydney Daily Telegraph will have to pay the actor Geoffrey Rush a record high of $2.9 million in damages after the tabloid has lost his appeal against a historical background of the decision defamation.The newspaper and its publisher, nationwide News, part of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, had challenged an Australian federal court decision of April 2019, which found the claims sent in two of his articles in the press from 2017, that the Oscar winner had behaved inappropriately towards a colleague, were not credible.

On Thursday, the court of the federal court upheld the 2019 ruling that the articles portrayed the actor as a sexual predator and “perverse” in the details of its behavior against a co-star during the 2015-16 performance of the Sydney Theatre Company production of King Lear.

One of the Daily Telegraph articles of the court has been found to be defamatory included the title “the King Read,” below is a photo of Rush.

While the report did not name the alleged victim, Eryn Jean Norvill, who played the role of Cordelia (the daughter of Rush, King Lear), later gave evidence at his trial for libel, telling the court Rush had deliberately touched her breast at a concert without his consent.

Rush has denied the allegations.


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