SYDNEY • The headline learn King Leer, however the article final 12 months didn’t title the accuser nor element the conduct.
On Tuesday, News Corp’s Australian arm, which is being sued by Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush over articles saying he was the topic of a grievance to the Sydney Theatre Company, known as on Eryn Jean Norvill, who is in her 30s, to present proof. She was his co-star, taking part in Lear’s daughter in a 2015 manufacturing of King Lear.
She instructed an Australian courtroom that he touched her on the breast and humiliated her with sexual innuendo.
Norvill, her voice at instances breaking with emotion, mentioned Rush, 67, continuously behaved inappropriately in the direction of her.
“He would look at me and smile and cup his two hands and lick his lips, raise his eyebrows, bulge out his eyes – sometimes he’d, like, growl.”
In one rehearsal, when she was taking part in dead in a climactic scene, Norvill mentioned she opened her eyes to find Rush simulating groping her breasts. In a efficiency of the scene, she mentioned he stroked her proper breast slowly along with his fingers.
“It didn’t feel like an accident,” she famous, including that his behaviour made her really feel humiliated, belittled and put her on “high alert” across the actor, whom she had beforehand idolised.
She didn’t confront him on the time as a result of she “was at the bottom of the rung in terms of hierarchy”.