Australian actor McLachlan charged with indecent assault - The Associated Press
Associated Press - Sat 12 Jan 02:01 GMT

Australian actor McLachlan charged with indecent assault - The Associated Press

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian actor Craig McLachlan has been charged with eight counts of indecent assault and one count of common assault after being accused of sexual misconduct by three women who worked with him in a stage musical. Police in Victoria state on F…

  SYDNEY (AP) — Australian actor Craig McLachlan has been charged with eight counts of indecent assault and one count of common assault after being accused of sexual misconduct by three women who worked with him in a stage musical.

  Police in Victoria state on Friday said a 53-year-old man, identified by news media as McLachlan, has been summoned to appear in court over the nine charges, and another charge of attempted indecent assault.

  A spokesman for the former star of long-running Australian TV series “Neighbours” and “Home and Away” said in a brief statement that McLachlan denied all of the charges, which arose after a production of “The Rocky Horror Show” in 2014.

  McLachlan is due to appear in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Feb. 8.

  After the allegations against McLachlan first emerged last year, the actor launched a defamation suit against two Australian news organizations — Fairfax Media and the Australian Broadcasting Corp. — and against former Rocky Horror co-star Christie Whelan Browne.