Craig McLachlan: Actor charged with indecent assault by Australian police

Brenda Watkins
January 11, 2019

Victoria Police have charged actor Craig McLachlan with one count of common assault and eight counts of indecent assault.

Actor Craig McLachlan has been charged with assault and sex offences, according to reports.

He won accolades for his role as Dr Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Show before allegations of sexual assault surfaced past year.

The charges come a year after it was revealed several of McLachlan co-stars from the 2014 production of the Rocky Horror show had accused him of indecent and inappropriate behaviour.

He appeared in Home and Away and numerous other series, and won the Gold Logie award, an annual award for the most popular personality on Australian television.

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Since the publications, McLachlan has become reclusive and his acting career has been effectively destroyed, his legal team said in May.

After appearing in a number of TV projects, he returned to Australia to work on the Doctor Blake Mysteries, a period drama set in Ballarat.

Hearings in the defamation suit are to start February 4.

His defamation hearing was told in November McLachlan declined to be interviewed by Victorian police about assault and indecent assault allegations against the actor.

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