Actor Geoffrey Rush has been successful in his attempt to have parts of the Daily Telegraph’s defence case struck out ahead of the pending trial of his defamation case against the News Corp publication.
Rush is suing the newspaper over allegations he engaged in inappropriate behaviour while performing in the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of King Lear production in 2015.
The Federal Court in Sydney ruled in his favour in a judgement this morning. Rush was not present during the hearing.
The Oscar-winning actor was trying to stop parts of the Daily Telegraph’s defence case from being heard when it goes to trial. The trial continues.