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New Rush accuser not allowed to testify

Nov 07, 2018 - Australian Financial Review

News Corp and The Daily Telegraph will not be allowed to call a witness they hoped would help defeat a defamation lawsuit by Geoffrey Rush over articles suggesting the famous actor sexually harassed a much younger actress.

Federal Court judge Michael Wigney ordered on Tuesday that the trial would not be delayed six months to allow a woman only identified as Witness X to appear and support to the newspaper's case that articles, and the headline "King Leer", published last year were substant...