Craig McLachlan, the Australian actor identified for his long-running stint in cleaning soap Neighbours, has been discovered not responsible of a number of assault allegations.
The actor was accused by 4 ladies of misconduct and confronted seven fees of indecent assault and 6 of frequent assault, all of which he denied. Delivering her verdict on Tuesday (December 15), Justice of the Peace Belinda Wallington praised the accusers for being “courageous and sincere witnesses” however decreed that their testimony was not sufficient to show intent on the a part of McLachlan.
The fees stemmed from the actor’s time within the solid of a 2014 manufacturing of The Rocky Horror Present, wherein he performed the lead position Frank-N-Furter. Accusations included that he inappropriately touched a lady on a number of events and kissed one other with out consent.
McLachlan claimed his habits was customary observe on stage and mentioned any inappropriate touching was “unintentional”.
Individually, the actor is pursuing defamation motion towards Fairfax Media, the Australian Broadcasting Company and a former co-star in relation to the publication of the preliminary allegations.