Misconduct allegations are rolling in from Australia.
ICYMI on Wednesday, Australia’s Daily Telegraph published a statement from the Sydney Theatre Company saying they received a complaint alleging Geoffrey Rush “engaged in inappropriate behavior” during production of King Lear. Rush starred in the play from November 2015 to January 2016.
The 66-year-old actor has since responded to the vague claims in denial.
A statement produced by his reps reads:
“Mr. Rush has not been approached by the Sydney Theatre Company and the alleged complainant nor any representative of either of them concerning the matter you have raised. In other words, there has been no provision of any details, circumstances, allegations or events that can be meaningfully responded to … It is a great disappointment to Mr. Rush the STC has chosen to smear his name and unjustifiably damage his reputation in this way. Not to afford a person their right to know what has been alleged against them let alone not inform them of it but release such information to the public is both a denial of natural justice and is not how our society operates.”
No details of the alleged incident have been specified.
You can read Rush’s full strongly-worded response (below):
[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]