NEIGHBOURS star Craig McLachlansexually assaulted a women during the Rocky Horror Present earlier than issuing a risk, prosecutors have revealed.
McLachlan, 54, is going through a number of fees, together with counts of indecent assault and one in every of tried indecent assault, as he confronted Melbourne Magistrates Court docket on Monday.
The allegations have been concerned 4 complainants who have been a part of a manufacturing of the long-running musical.
McLachlan has additionally been accused of pushing his groin into the abdomen space of one other lady whereas he was sporting black boxer shorts with a tiger on the crotch, whereas his penis was partially erect.
‘I WILL END YOU’
A contested listening to is held in entrance of a Justice of the Peace when the accused pleads not responsible.
It’s for the Justice of the Peace to resolve whether or not the defendant is responsible or not.
It’s alleged that he kissed the identical lady during a present, with out being directed to take action, forcing his tongue into her mouth.
She mentioned to him afterwards: “You really are a cheeky f***er aren’t you. Don’t you ever do that to me again.”
To which McLachlan allegedly replied: “Don’t you dare speak to me like that. You are nothing, I will end you.”
The lady then pretended she had been joking to placate him.
McLachlan has additionally been accused of tickling one other lady’s foot and reaching up in direction of her groin, whereas being out of the viewers’s sight during a efficiency.
She regarded down and noticed McLachlan with ‘what she described as a gleeful expression on his face’ and kicked out at him.
He allegedly mentioned to her: “Wow mate, you nearly kicked me on the head.”
McLachlan’s lawyer Stuart Littlemore QC mentioned the actor is pleading not responsible to the fees.
He’ll argue that a number of the alleged incidents did not happen, and claims that different incidents weren’t indecent.
Littlemore mentioned when McLachlan had given a girl an surprising kiss on stage, he had the “licence and discretion to ad lib”.
The actor gave the impression to be impassive whereas the attorneys spoke.
4 actresses from the 2014 Australian manufacturing of The Rocky Horror Present – wherein McLachlan performed Frank-N-Furter – claimed they have been abused or assaulted by him.
Denying the accusations on the time, McLachlan mentioned: “Frankly, they appear to be easy innovations, maybe made for monetary causes, maybe to realize notoriety.
“In either event, they are to the best of my knowledge utterly and entirely false.”
McLachlan later left the stage manufacturing in 2018.
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McLachlan is best known for playing Henry Ramsay during the soap’s 80s heyday – alongside Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue.
The actor also had a brief career as a singer – reaching number two in the UK singles charts with his 1990 song Mona.
And he starred in Aussie soap Home And Away and played the lead role in the Doctor Blake Mysteries.