"Orange is the New Black" star Yael Stone contacted suspected misconduct against Geoffrey Rush on Monday. A year after the Oscar-winning actor was accused of inappropriately touching another Australian actress on a theatrical production.
Stone told The New York Times on Monday the alleged incidents in 201
But, according to Stone, things have changed. Rush allegedly sent texts to Stone, who were "affectionate and flirting, flowery and yet occasionally vulgar". Stone said she responded "enthusiastically and willingly" to the lyrics, even though she was uncomfortable with what Rush sent her.
flattered that someone like this spent his time writing me until the early hours of the morning, "she recalls. "Gradually, the text messages became more sexual in nature, but always included in this very high-affair intellectual language."
GEOFFREY RUSH denies the claim that Rush first stopped (19659008) a mirror to spy on her while she was in the shower in the theater.
"I remember looking up and seeing that there was a small shaving mirror over the shower partition wall, and he used it to look down I believe in my naked body that this is with a playful purpose but I felt that there was no place where I could feel safe and unobserved. "The actress described another incident in the dressing room when Rush danced" Totally Nude "in a playful, clownish way while she was putting off her makeup, saying she playfully replied with the attitude," Oh, you're a very naughty boy "because she feared Rush would portray her when she told him that she was feeling unwell.
" I did not want him to do it. I think it was no fun having me go to the people Stone, said Stone.
She recalled an award ceremony in which Rush "touched his back in a very sensual way" that was "unwanted and sustainable". She added that Rush later apologized for the inappropriate touch and said it was "indefinite, but had to."
Stone said she had been silent about her allegations for several reasons, including losing friends and hiring her
Rush denies Stone's allegations in a statement to New York I called the alleged incidents "wrong" and in some cases completely out of context.
"Yael was apparently occasionally thrilled by the enthusiastic enthusiasm, that I usually bring to my work, upset. I sincerely and deeply regret when I have distressed her. This was undoubtedly never my intention, "Rush said in a statement Monday.
In December 2017, Rush was also confronted with allegations of misconduct after Sydney's The Daily Telegraph accused the 67-year-old actress Eryn Jean Norvill of producing "King Lear" at the Sydney Theater Company to have behaved inappropriately. in 2015 and 2016.
Later, Rush filed a lawsuit against the newspaper for portraying him as a pervert and sexual predator.
The 34-year-old actress testified in October that she played Lear's dead daughter Cordelia as Rush played his distraught dad while caressing his hand over his right breast and hip.
Rush vehemently denied the allegations.
After the 2017 articles, Rush resigned as president of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts, Variety reported.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.