Craig McLachlan is ‘victim blaming’ in defamation case, defence says
Gold Logie winner suing Christie Whelan Browne, Fairfax Media and ABC over reports of alleged sexual assault.
Lawyers for the actor Craig McLachlan are “victim blaming” his former co-star, who has accused him of sexual harassment, a New South Wales court has heard.
The Gold Logie winner is suing Christie Whelan Browne, Fairfax Media and the ABC for defamation after they published Whelan Browne’s claims that he indecently assaulted and bullied several former colleagues.
McLachlan’s statement of claim asserts that his harm was aggravated by the “dishonesty” of Whelan Browne, who said she was offended by his alleged indecent assault despite her regularly posting lewd comments on social media.