Craig McLachlan claims Neighbours actress asked him to send her adult content
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Actor Craig McLachlan, well known for his roles in Neighbours and Home and Away, has told the court that his co-star Christie Whelan Browne was inappropriate whilst on set.
Craig is suing Christie for defamation, along with ABC and Fairfax Media.
The 56-year-old says that the media companies defamed him back in January 2018 by publishing stories which portrayed him as having harassed female performers during The Rocky Horror Show in 2014.
Craig also claimed that Christie Whelan Browne had asked him to take “quasi porno shots” of her during a production of Grease in 2005.
The actor alleged that Christie asked him backstage after the show and asked to take photographs with him in “porno-style positions”.
He added that he had refused to pull her hair when asked and put it down to her “sense of humour”.
The pair worked together once again in 2014, for The Rocky Horror Show, and said that they were “excited” to be working together again and that the atmosphere between the cast on set was “affectionate”.
Craig claimed that the actors all “clowned around” and “smack each other’s bottoms,” while one male co-star gave him a “tweak on the nipple”.
McLachlan branded Christie as the “goosing queen of the cast” and recalled that she would “goose” him, meaning putting her fingers up his buttocks and pulling down his trousers and pants.
He called it her “regular gag” and that it was done “throughout the entire tour,” both to him and “to other cast members”.
Craig continued to tell the court that Christie gave the cast “wedgies” and would “flick the elastic” of their pants.
Craig also said that she would attempt to “dacks” her colleagues, which means pulling down someone's trousers and pants.
The actor went on to recall that his co-star once asked him an inappropriate question regarding her genitalia.
He said: “She came into my dressing room, in the white knicker and bra costume, and joked about her vagina. She came in and said: ‘Can you see it? Can you see my vag?’”
The court was told that Christie would give evidence that he touched and kissed her multiple times, outside of the required amount for one of the scenes, during the 2014 production of The Rocky Horror Show.
The trial continues.
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- Channel 5
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