Geoffrey Rush says there were no winners in yesterday’s defamation verdict, and he’s right. But there is clear loser and that is Eryn-Jean Norvill.
The actress who starred opposite Rush in a 2010 Sydney Theatre Company production of King Lear never wanted this outcome. Norvill didn’t commence court proceedings. She didn’t seek out coverage in the media. She didn’t intend that her sexual harassment claim against Rush be made public in any way. She simply wanted her employer to know about the alleged behaviour and for it to stop.
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