Craig McLachlan manipulated actresses, and carried out them off each other with insults and ensures of operate changes all through and after the 2014 run of the Rocky Horror Present, a jury has heard.
Getting into into the witness discipline for a fifth day in his defamation trial in direction of Fairfax and the ABC, McLachlan, 56, was questioned about whether or not or not he had used insults when referring to specific actresses behind their once more in the midst of the theatrical manufacturing.
‘You’ll disparage one female stable member in speaking to a special female stable member,’ Mr Hodge talked about on Monday.
‘No,’ McLachlan replied.
The actor denied describing Erika Haynetz who carried out Magenta inside the manufacturing as ‘s***’ and ‘ruining the present’ to a special actress Angela Scundi, and talked about he certainly not referred to a third actress Christie Whelan Browne as ‘a c*** or a bitch’ who would certainly not work in theatre as soon as extra.
Australian actor Craig McLachlan (pictured with partner Vanessa) was once more inside the NSW Supreme Courtroom docket on Monday for his defamation trial in direction of Fairfax and the ABC
Mr Hodge immediate McLachlan had manipulated Whelan Browne into congratulating him for a 2014 Helpmann award win by saying he was privately in her nook all through difficulties inside the Rocky Horror manufacturing.
The actress has talked about she was disillusioned, pissed off and unsupported all through that time.
Claims he had supported Whelan Browne have been a misinform get her to apologise for not praising him after the win, Mr Hodge immediate.
‘You effectively manipulated her into apologising to you,’ the barrister talked about.
‘No, I didn’t, Mr Hodge,’ McLachlan replied.
McLachlan contends his friendship with the actress remained sturdy all by the present’s run. Nonetheless, emails he despatched to the present’s director Christopher Luscombe revealed he referred to Whelan Browne as ‘Lucifer’ in June 2014 and as a ‘horror’ in August that yr.
Ultimate week, defence barrister Michael Hodge QC took a defamation trial jury by the use of plenty of incidents throughout which Craig McLachlan was alleged to have been furious at supervisor directions, musicians missing cues, and fellow actors altering their performances with out uncover
The award-winning performer agreed that he had launched sexual jokes and pranks to The Rocky Horror Present, along with deep-throating bananas, masturbating crew members’ arms, kissing and grabbing them, and using the nickname ‘gobbler’ for others inside the present.
‘You’ll peel a banana and kind it finally so it appeared like a penis after which deep-throat it,’ Mr Hodge talked about.
‘Correctly the banana’s already the appropriate kind, nevertheless certain,’ the actor replied.
He admitted sending Whelan Browne films of himself completely clothed pretending to masturbate along with clips the place he pretended to orgasm in a bathroom.
McLachlan alleges Whelan Browne was herself ‘a notoriously foul-mouthed explicit particular person’ who was eager about ‘deviant sexual acts’. He has claimed she was dishonest for telling the media she was offended by his conduct.
Craig McLachlan admitted sending a films of himself, pretending to masturbate, to Christie Whelan Browne (pictured)
Craig McLachlan’s defamation trial has moreover been confirmed pictures of the actor (left) posing backstage with co-star Christie Whelan (correct) after they reportedly met all through a 2005 manufacturing of the musical Grease
Mr Hodge accused McLachlan of painting a ‘deliberately false’ picture of his relationship with Whelan Browne, questioning whether or not or not the actor had actually actually helpful that she return for the 2017/18 run of The Rocky Horror Present as he claimed he had.
The jury heard the allegations of sexual assault and harassment stretched once more to the Nineteen Eighties when McLachlan is accused of sticking his hand down the shirt of Neighbours actress Tamasin Ramsay.
He’s moreover alleged to have made lewd remarks to Josie Steele whereas engaged on Metropolis Homicide in 2008, and touched Anna Samson’s bottom and kissed Tamzen Hayes in the midst of the filming of The Doctor Blake Mysteries in 2018.
The jury heard these ladies have been all of their 20s or 30s on the time of the alleged assaults, with McLachlan being a decade or two older.
The NSW Supreme Courtroom docket listening to continues.
Craig McLachlan denied describing one different castmate Erika Haynetz (pictured) as ‘s***’
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