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Geoffrey Rush wins $ 1.9 million in #MeToo Defamation

Rush successfully sued the Daily Telegraph for defamation after posting allegations of misuse of a co-star during a production of King Lear in Sydney between 2015 and 2016.

The Australian newspaper reported that Rush had inappropriately touched his co-star. The breasts and the back of the star followed her into a bathroom and sent her an inappropriate SMS, reproaches, which the actor rejected.

Last month, Judge Wigney found that the newspaper's reporting was "extravagant and ruthless." [19659004GeoffreyRushcontestsForinappropriatebehaviortowardstheformerco-star"data-src-mini="//cdncnncom/cnnnext/dam/assets/1

" This was a recklessly irresponsible piece of sensational journalism of the worst kind, "Wigney said of two articles released in 2017 Rush were released.

Affected co-star Eryn Jean Norvill had made the allegations in a private complaint at work, but later agreed to f or the paper. She continues to claim that her claims are true.

The payout on Thursday was intended to offset the onslaught on financial losses as a result of the slander, losses that the judge had ruled would continue in the future. Previously, he received $ 850,000 (over $ 600,000) in damages during the April verdict .

Rush is perhaps best known for his role as Captain Hector Barbossa in the series "Pirates of the Caribbean" and for his role as speech therapist Lionel Logue in the award-winning "King's Speech". For his portrayal of David Helfgott in "Shine" he won in 1997 an Oscar for Best Actor.

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