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Rush seeks 'millions' in damages from Daily Telegraph

Rush seeks 'millions' in damages from Daily Telegraph

Geoffrey Rush "may never work again" and should be awarded "substantial" damages if the Federal Court finds he was defamed, his barrister said.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn

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'Reckless, cruel irresponsibility': Rush barrister slams Telegraph
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'Reckless, cruel irresponsibility': Rush barrister slams Telegraph

The barrister acting for Geoffrey Rush has described articles about the actor as "the most recklessly irresponsible" journalism to come before the courts.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
Judge in Rush trial takes aim at 'bad pun' in 'King Leer' headline
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Judge in Rush trial takes aim at 'bad pun' in 'King Leer' headline

The judge hearing the Geoffrey Rush defamation case said a "bad pun" in a headline may have undermined a story that "emphasised" his denials of inappropriate behaviour.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
Judge 'grapples' with why Rush would have been 'potentially destructive' on-stage
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Judge 'grapples' with why Rush would have been 'potentially destructive' on-stage

The presiding judge in the Rush defamation trial said he was "grappling" with why the actor would have touched a co-star on stage for his "own sexual gratification".

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
Eryn Jean Norvill had 'no motive' to lie about Rush: court
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Eryn Jean Norvill had 'no motive' to lie about Rush: court

The young actor who has accused Geoffrey Rush of sexual harassment had no motive to lie and "desperately wanted to stay out of the limelight", a court heard.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
Judge rejects Daily Telegraph's bid to call 'Witness X' in Rush trial
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Judge rejects Daily Telegraph's bid to call 'Witness X' in Rush trial

A Federal Court judge has rejected a bid by The Daily Telegraph to call a new witness, dubbed Ms X, in a defamation case brought against it by Geoffrey Rush.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
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Telegraph slammed for 'extraordinary' conduct in Rush trial: court
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Telegraph slammed for 'extraordinary' conduct in Rush trial: court

The barrister acting for Geoffrey Rush in his defamation case against the Telegraph has blasted the newspaper for its "extraordinary" conduct during the trial.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
In Geoffrey Rush case, it's easy to forget who is on trial
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In Geoffrey Rush case, it's easy to forget who is on trial

Eryn Jean Norvill wasn’t in court on Thursday, to hear the argument about her breast.

  • by Jacqueline Maley
'Witness X' would bring 'entirely new set of allegations' to Rush trial
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'Witness X' would bring 'entirely new set of allegations' to Rush trial

The defamation battle between Geoffrey Rush and The Daily Telegraph would have to be adjourned until next year if a new witness was allowed to give evidence.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
What women feel when they read about EJ Norvill and Geoffrey Rush
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What women feel when they read about EJ Norvill and Geoffrey Rush

Why are women’s stories always stolen from them, before they are ready to talk?

  • by Jenna Price
'My actors are stars': Tinseltown gets in on Geoffrey Rush defamation case
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'My actors are stars': Tinseltown gets in on Geoffrey Rush defamation case

Agent Fred Specktor has represented Geoffrey Rush for the past 22 years and feared he would find it hard to return to his previous prominence.

  • by Deborah Snow