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Geoffrey Rush sues newspaper over 'spurious' claims

From BBC - December 7, 2017

Actor Geoffrey Rush has filed a defamation lawsuit against an Australian newspaper for publishing what he called false and "spurious" allegations against him.

Mr Rush said Sydney's Daily Telegraph had caused "irreparable damage" to his reputation over reports it had published since 30 November.

He has strongly denied any wrongdoing.

The Oscar winner said he had filed the lawsuit on Friday. The newspaper said it would defend its reporting.

"It is an action I am taking in order to redress the slurs, innuendo and hyperbole they have created around my standing in the entertainment industry and greater community," Mr Rush said in a press conference on Friday.

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