A spokesman for McLachlan stated the actor is harmless. “Craig is harmless of those fees which shall be vigorously defended,” the spokesman stated.
One of many nation’s main musical performers, Christie Whelan Browne, who carried out the lead function of Janet through the 2014 Rocky Horror tour, has advised police that McLachlan indecently assaulted her through the present.
Whelan Browne stated that whereas performing a intercourse scene with McLachlan he inappropriately touched her whereas on stage. There was a mattress sheet in order that the viewers couldn’t see what was taking place.
One other actress Erika Heynatz alleged that she was sitting on a sofa within the inexperienced room of Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre when McLachlan walked over and “straddled me on the sofa, knee both aspect and began kissing my neck”.
A 3rd actress, Angela Scundi complained that McLachlan uncovered himself to her and one other event, when the actor was sporting solely satin boxer shorts, he hugged her.
On that event Scundi stated: “He pushed his pelvis into me and moved round so I might really feel his penis in opposition to my physique,” It’s understood that one other actress on the identical manufacturing has additionally complained to police about McLachlan indecently assaulting her through the 2014 Rocky Horror season.
McLachlan has denied the claims and commenced defamation motion in opposition to the Herald, The Age, the ABC and Whelan Browne.
A four-week trial is scheduled to begin within the NSW Supreme Courtroom on February four.
In November final yr, a preliminary listening to of the defamation case was advised McLachlan declined to take part in an interview with Victoria Police as a part of their investigation into the allegations of assault and indecent assault.
The court docket heard the allegations date again to 2014.
with Tom Cowie and Georgina Mitchell
Kate McClymont is an investigative journalist at The Sydney Morning Herald.