Actor Craig McLachlan is in search of entry to notes taken by a therapist to whom his Rocky Horror Present co-star Christie Whelan Browne spoke in the course of the 2014 run of the musical theatre present, as he sues the actor and two media retailers for defamation over sexual harassment allegations.
McLachlan, 53, is suing Fairfax Media, the ABC and Whelan Browne over a sequence of articles and reviews in January claiming he indecently assaulted her and bullied two different feminine solid members in the course of the stage manufacturing. The four-week trial is slated to begin on February four.
On Wednesday, McLachlan’s attorneys requested NSW Supreme Court docket decide Lucy McCallum to permit a query to be put to Whelan Browne in regards to the title and deal with of her therapist, so they may subject a subpoena in search of entry to the therapist’s notes recording any contemporaneous complaints about McLachlan’s alleged conduct.
Barrister Matthew Richardson, for McLachlan, stated it was clear Whelan Browne had a sequence of appointments with a therapist the place her interactions with McLachlan have been mentioned and this was not a case of “fishing round” for medical information.