Australian actor wins $850K in defamation case

ANGELA WEISS / AFP

Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has won a defamation case against Nationwide News over newspaper stories that accused the actor of inappropriate behaviour towards a colleague.

He has been awarded $850,000 in initial damages.

The 67-year-old actor had sued the publisher and journalist Jonathon Moran over two articles and a poster published in the Daily Telegraph in 2017. 

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