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Craig McLachlan drops defamation lawsuit against ABC and Nine

Craig McLachlan sensationally DROPS his defamation lawsuit against actress and two media outlets on the same day the first of 11 women were due to give evidence against him

  • Craig McLachlan dropped defamation suit on day woman was to give evidence
  • McLachlan was suing ABC, Nine Network and actor Christie Whelan-Browne 
  • He walked away from lawsuit on Friday as first of 11 women due to give evidence 

Craig McLachlan has dropped his defamation lawsuit on the same day the first of 11 women were due to give evidence against him.

McLachlan walked away on Friday from the lawsuit taken out against the ABC, Nine Network and actor Christie Whelan-Browne.

In January 2018 articles accused the actor of touching, kissing and groping actresses without permission in The Rocky Horror Show, Neighbours, City Homicide and The Doctor Blake Mysteries. 

Craig McLachlan has dropped his defamation lawsuit on the same day the first of 11 women were due to give evidence against him 

McLachlan walked away on Friday from the lawsuit taken out against the ABC, Nine Network and actor Christie Whelan-Browne

McLachlan walked away on Friday from the lawsuit taken out against the ABC, Nine Network and actor Christie Whelan-Browne

On Thursday, a friend of McLachlan’s told the court he was loved by everyone in the entertainment industry until he was shunned after media reports accused him of sexual assault and harassment.

‘I was fearing the worst,’ said actor Daniel Thompson, who became the second witness to testify to worrying the actor could take his life.

Describing McLachlan as ‘a very sensitive person’, Thompson said he had been very worried the reports would destroy him.

McLachlan agreed he had brought sexual jokes and pranks to The Rocky Horror Show, including deep-throating bananas and masturbating crew members’ arms.

But he has denied the allegations made in 2018, and accused Ms Whelan Browne and two other women of approaching the media for notoriety or money.

More to come 

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