By reporting allegations of sexual misconduct with the New York Times on Sunday night, Australian actress Yael Stone faces the challenge of confronting the most powerful man in Australian theater, but also faces the challenge of tough defamation laws in Australia.
A young Australian actress who filed a complaint late last year with the Sydney Theater Company about the alleged "inappropriate behavior" of Rush found a special star in a libel case from the special complaint of the theater that Rush hired.
The actor was later named Erin Jean Norville, 34, who played Rush Cordelia's daughter in the production of King Lear's Sydney 2017 Theater.
This entire unfortunate process – Rush is now happily awaiting the court's decision on the number of millions of its damages – can easily be seen as a black eye for the transparency necessary to ensure movements like #MeToo have survived various bureaucratic setbacks and explosive booby traps hidden within legal and social systems worldwide .
When she decided to go ahead and join other women around the world in response to sexual harassment responses, she knew she was taking a system that favored a 25-year-old man. The Sydney theater department said, "I danced naked in front of her. I used a mirror to watch it as it rained and sent it sometimes exciting text messages. "
Yael's allegations spread in 2010 and 2011, while the two performed at the Bellevue Theater in Sydney in Crazy Diary.
Stone said she spent sleepless nights worrying about the Australian legal system, where the burden of proof lies with the publisher to prove that the allegations against the plaintiff are true, not the other way around.
Rush, along with Australian Oscar-winning actor Kate Blanchitt, is the most powerful double representation in Australian theater history and has spent much of 2018 in court, suing a national newspaper for libel following charges of sexual harassment Another young theater actor.
The Daily Telegraph published several first-page stories at the end of last year, when Roche was quick to report similar behaviors to those made by Stone on Sunday.
Enter the New York Times, where Stone and the publishers live in a world where the legal burden falls on the person who claims to have been defamed: he or she must prove that the allegations are false.
In the states, people filing lawsuits must prove that the publisher behaved with reckless disregard for the truth, even if the data were false.
In Australia, the opposite is: the burden on the publisher to prove that the allegations against the plaintiff are true. While it may be quite ambiguous, of course, the New York Times is read in Australia and published to Australian readers via its website, so while libel in this case may be unlikely, it would be useful for media law buffs.
It may be hard to film Rush, 67, but a multiple representative of the Golden Globe Award (1997, 2005). Captain Barbosa plays Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean series.
In Australia is a legend. Australian this year in 2012, a year after Stone claimed that harassment occurred.
In a statement to The Times, Rush flatly rejected the allegations.
"From the beginning I must make it clear that the allegations of improper behavior by Yael Stone are incorrect and in some cases completely removed from context," he wrote.
"However, it is clear that Yael has sometimes been disturbed by the energetic enthusiasm he brought to my work in general."
A full Rush statement is available here.
While Roche's case was a positive lawsuit in the Sydney media, Stone told the Times that she "swore" to stay in the shadows.
"I will never go in. It was my intention to keep it secret."
But after Rush responded to the e-mail never wrote the stone actor on December 11, 2017, under the theme, "hard times", penny fell.
Now she says if only Rush had arrived, he looked to heal, even apologized.
"If Jeffrey had written a letter and said, 'I'm sorry and offered to work with me to inspire positive change in our industry, maybe we have changed our lives for the better.'"
"I feel desperate that I am now in this case, but I think it is an important issue for the public."
"I also understand that it may be confusing and that I look strange because I have maintained a friendship with someone for a long time that has treated me in a way that made me uncomfortable, but there is a real professional impact and a complex reality of friendship. But it was a friendship. "