Geoffrey Rush sues newspaper over 'spurious' claims

FFA Stephen Lowy

Geoffrey Rush has launched defamation proceedings against The Daily Telegraph after the News Corp masthead published a story about "inappropriate behaviour" allegations made against him.

"Today I have filed defamation proceedings against The Daily Telegraph in the Federal Court of Australia", the Academy Award victor said.

"This is to address the hyperbole, lies and the spurious claims about me in entertainment community".

"The Daily Telegraph has made false, pejorative and demeaning claims, splattering them with unrelenting bombast on their front pages", Rush told the press.

Rush said his wife, daughter and son had also been hurt by the allegations.

'This situation is intolerable and I must now seek vindication of my good name through the courts in Australia'.

After becoming aware of the allegations, Rush immediately contacted the company for clarification and further details into the allegations, but according to ator the STC refused to comment on the matter.

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"We don't have our have a trial date yet, this has only been set up this afternoon". (AAP) The allegations stem from Rush's time with the Sydney Theatre Company's production of King Lear.

Rush will seek damages from the media giant but will not pursue legal action against the Sydney Theatre Company.

Rush's lawyer Nicholas Pullen has called a press conference for 3pm (AEDT) on Friday at the offices of HWL Ebsworth in Melbourne where he is a partner, stating that Mr Rush will be present.

The Daily Telegraph's editor Christopher Dore said: "The Daily Telegraph accurately reported the Sydney Theatre Company received a complaint alleging that Mr Geoffrey Rush had engaged in inappropriate behaviour".

The actor resigned the president of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards after the allegations emerged and missed this week's awards ceremony.

Rush won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1996 film Shine, in which he played celebrated concert pianist David Helfgott.

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