Rush, who played as Captain Hector Barbossa in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise and He received an Oscar for his performance. The pianist David Helfgott in "Shine" was 59 years old at the time. Stone was 25 and played a relatively minor role, according to ABC.
In a statement to CNN, Rush said Stone's allegations were wrong.
"I must make it clear from the outset that Yael Stone's allegations of inappropriate behavior are inaccurate and, in some cases, completely out of context," Rush said.
occasionally annoyed by the spirited enthusiasm I generally bring to my work, I sincerely and deeply regret when I have distressed her. This was certainly never my intention. "
" As I have said in the past, I abhor any behavior that can be considered as harassment or intimidation for anyone ̵
Stone told ABC that she had waited years to testify about allegations of public accusation Major Star could ruin her career.
In her interview with The Times, Stone also said the Australian defamation laws have prevented them from signing in. Laws are putting pressure on publishers to prove the allegations.
Those who sue in the United States for defamation must, however, prove false allegations, and personalities who pursue libel cases still stand they have to prove that both the statement is wrong and the publisher acted with reckless disregard for the truth.
Rush sued the Australian newspaper The Daily Telegraph for defamation after she had published allegations that he had been in custody inappropriate production of King Lear in Sydney 2015-2016 It is expected that a judge will lay down a decision in early 2019 in this case.