Former Neighbours actor Craig McLachlan charged with indecent assault

Australian actor Craig McLachlan has been charged with eight counts of indecent assault and one count of common assault after being accused of sexual misconduct by three women who worked with him in a stage musical.

Friday, 11th January 2019, 1:30 pm
Updated Friday, 11th January 2019, 2:34 pm
Craig McLachlan, playing the role of Billy Flynn, performs a number in the latest production of the musical Chicago in Sydney. Australian actor McLachlan has been charged with eight counts of indecent assault, and one count of common assault, after being accused of sexual misconduct by three women who worked with him in a stage musical.

Police in Victoria state said a 53-year-old man, identified in reports as McLachlan, has been summoned to appear in court over the nine charges, and another charge of attempted indecent assault.

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A spokesman for the former star of long-running Australian TV soaps Neighbours and Home And Away said McLachlan denied all of the charges, which arose after a production of The Rocky Horror Show in 2014.

The statement said: "Craig is innocent of these charges which will be vigorously defended."