Judge was ‘justified’ in Geoffrey Rush findings, court hears

Oscar winner steps down as Aacta president over allegation dating to his performance for the Sydney Theatre Company two years ago. Rush has denied any inappropriate behaviour at the Sydney Theatre Company. However, in the current climate of innuendo and unjustifiable reporting, I believe the decision to make a clean break to clear the air is the best for all concerned. The Sydney Theatre Company has not disclosed details of the allegation. It said the complainant asked that the allegation be dealt with confidentially and did not want Rush notified or involved in any investigation. Rush has performed at the company for 35 years. The year-old won the best actor Academy Award for Shine and has three other Oscar nominations. He is perhaps best known as Captain Barbossa in the Pirates of the Caribbean films. The company did not say what action it had taken and it did not respond to questions about whether it would work with Rush in the future.

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And the Orange Is The New Black actress claims she sent the year-old an email last year, to address his behaviour. Uncalled for but had to. Yael explained she never complained to either her co-star, or their director, Neil Armfield, at the time of the alleged incident.

Geoffrey Rush’s lawyer has told an Australian appeals court that a the appeals court decision will be announced at a date yet to be decided.

The Associated Press Staff. Three Federal Court judges ruled that articles published by Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph newspaper in conveyed the imputation that Rush was a pervert and that the trial judge had correctly included the actor’s loss of earnings in calculating damages. The Australian actor, who turns 69 on July 6, did not attend the Sydney court to hear the verdict.

News Corp. She played the daughter of Rush’s starring character in a Sydney theatre production of “King Lear” in and David English, the newspaper’s editor, said he was disappointed by the appeals court ruling that highlighted the need for Australia to change its defamation laws.

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A judge found News Corp’s Nationwide and reporter Jonathon Moran’s articles in the Daily Telegraph had failed to prove their allegations were true. Daily Telegraph editor Ben English said it was disappointed with the decision and would review the judgment. The year-old Oscar-winning Australian actor sued the tabloid over a series of articles that said he was the subject of a complaint to the Sydney Theatre Company regarding the King Lear production, in which he played the lead role.

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Actor Geoffrey Rush is seeking the earliest possible hearing date for his defamation case so he can get in the witness box and “vindicate his reputation”, a Federal Court judge has been told. The Oscar winner’s lawyer Sue Chrysanthous was resisting what she called a “delaying tactic” by The Daily Telegraph to set a timetable for the hearing of his defamation case against the Sydney tabloid and journalist Jonathon Moran. The year-old is suing over articles alleging he behaved inappropriately with a colleague during a Sydney Theatre Company production of King Lear in

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In a damning judgement in the Federal Court, Justice Michael Wigney said Nationwide News and journalist Jonathan Moran failed to prove the imputations published in two articles in late were true. Justice Wigney said in publishing unsubstantiated stories alleging Mr Rush behaved inappropriately towards a female co-star during a production of King Lear, the newspaper produced “recklessly irresponsible pieces of sensationalist journalism of the very worst kind”.

In his judgement on Thursday, Justice Wigney found the actor at the centre of the accusations against Mr Rush, Eryn Jean Norvill, was an unreliable witness, prone to “exaggeration and embellishment”. He said Ms Norvill’s evidence was not credible or reliable and contradicted by other members of the cast during the King Lear production, when the incidents reported by The Daily Telegraph were alleged to have occurred. Mr Rush’s legal team argued the imputations conveyed by the articles included that he was a “pervert”, a “sexual predator” and had engaged in “scandalously inappropriate” behaviour in the theatre.

Mr Rush, who launched the proceedings last year , sat in court with his wife Jane Menelaus and showed little emotion as a lengthy summary of the judgement was read out. Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume. Watch Duration: 4 minutes 1 second 4 m 1 s Justice Michael Wigney hands down his verdict. Justice Wigney said it would have been better “for all concerned” if the issues arising from the articles had been dealt outside a defamation court.

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Geoffrey Rush: Australian actor wins defamation case against Nationwide News

The judge’s “tone” would have been read as biased — and they need the audio to show it, the newspaper says. The newspaper will argue that Justice Michael Wigney’s “tone” during parts of the trial made him look biased, and the audio provides necessary context that can’t be gleaned from a court transcript. In April, Wigney ruled against the News Corp publisher of the Daily Telegraph, finding the newspaper had unfairly painted Rush as a “pervert” and a “sexual predator” in articles published in the height of the MeToo movement alleging the Australian actor had sexually harassed an unnamed female cast member during a run of the play King Lear.

But the case is not over yet, as the Telegraph fights an appeal on a number of grounds, including that Wigney’s conduct gave rise to an apprehension of bias. This argument does not suggest Wigney was actually biased, but rather that his conduct would have looked biased to an ordinary observer. During a brief hearing on Wednesday morning, Telegraph barrister Pouyan Afshar asked for access to the audio of the entire three-week trial for the appeal.

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Thank you for signing up. Sorry, it looks like an error occurred. The judge who ruled in favour of Geoffrey Rush in his defamation case was justified in finding the actor was unable to work, an appeal court has been told. Emerging actor Eryn Jean Norville wasn’t under the thumb of Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush and not compelled to publicly praise her co-star or refrain from making complaints about him, an appeal court has been told.

While there was a balance of power between them, there was no evidence it was “so cowing” that she had to make statements “of a benevolent and praising kind” about him, Mr Rush’s barrister Bret Walker SC said on Tuesday. The Daily Telegraph’s publisher and journalist Jonathon Moran were found to have been reckless regarding the truth when they reported Mr Rush had been accused of inappropriate behaviour during a Sydney theatre production of King Lear in Ms Norville, who did not take part in the story, gave evidence at the defamation hearing saying Mr Rush had sexually harassed her.

One of Nationwide’s appeal grounds is that Justice Wigney erred in finding she was not a reliable witness. The judge cited incidents including her speaking positively about Mr Rush at a press conference on the King Lear production despite her claims about him. She had been “gilding the lily to put it mildly”, and this was scarcely a promising start for Justice Wigney to weigh up her credibility. She was asking the judge to “believe me, I was lying” at the press conference, which did not enhance her credit.

Nationwide ‘s barrister Tom Blackburn SC has argued Ms Norville, an emerging actor, had to “talk up” Mr Rush the famous actor at the press conference, which was to publicise the production. Mr Walker also said Justice Wigney was “well and truly justified” in concluding Mr Rush was unable to work following the defamatory publications. Mr Rush himself testified as to the devastating effects the publications had on his mental state while other evidence supported conclusions he was unable to work and had fewer job offers.

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But they never explained to me that the film would become so successful that they were going to create a trilogy and that Barbossa would eventually make his way back into the storyline. I thought it was a one-off for me. From my old days as an actor I always loved shaking things up and doing different things. Elizabethan films. And the idea of playing a villain — I remember Gore Verbinski wrote me a really lovely cover note about the character. I was a massive fan of his.

Very adventurous and chameleon-like qualities as a great character actor. Fortunately trapped in the handsome body of a leading man. Will you be back on the New York stage sometime soon?

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