Struggling to eat
Geoffrey Rush has become virtually housebound and struggles to eat following the publication of allegations of inappropriate behaviour, according to his lawyers.
The King's Speech star, 66, is suing Nationwide News, a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, and journalist Jonathon Moran for defamation over two articles which appeared in Australia's Daily Telegraph newspaper alleging he touched a colleague inappropriately during a Sydney Theatre Company production of King Lear in 2015.
According to Stuff.co.nz, Rush's lawyers filed an affidavit on Monday, which stated he has suffered "tremendous emotional and social hardship" since the publication of the articles last year, and now rarely leaves his home due to anxiety as he fears his reputation and career are "irreparably damaged". He alleges the Daily Telegraph's stories falsely portrayed him as a sexual predator.