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Geoffrey Rush wins defamation case against the publisher

Australian actor wins defamation case

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12th April, 2019 05:25:55 printer

Geoffrey Rush wins defamation case against the publisher

Australian actor Geoffrey Rush has won a defamation case against the publisher of a Sydney newspaper which accused him of inappropriate behaviour towards a former co-star.

Judge Michael Wigney said he was "not satisfied" that the incidents detailed in The Daily Telegraph, published by Nationwide News, had occurred.

 

He said  Rush's former co-star Eryn Norvill's evidence was "inconsistent". He also said she was "prone to exaggeration and embellishment".

Judge Wigney ruled that  Rush, 67, should be awarded A$850,000 (£464,420; $608,680) and would be entitled to more compensation, the exact amount of which would be decided at a later date.

He was originally seeking more than A$25m in damages, reported the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.  Rush had previously said that his career had been "irreparably damaged" by the newspaper's reports.

 

 

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