News

Craig McLachlan charged with indecent assault by Victorian Police

Prominent actor and the former lead actor of Seven’s Doctor Blake Mysteries, Craig McLachlan, has been charged by Victoria Police for a number of indecent assault offences, the ABC is reporting.

Victoria Police confirmed to Mumbrella that a 53-year-old New South Wales man has been charged with eight counts of indecent assault, one count of attempted indecent assault and one count of common law assault.

McLachlan has been charged with multiple counts of indecent assault, the ABC alleges

In January last year McLachlan –  who also appeared in the stage play of The Rocky Horror Show – was accused of indecent assault and sexual harassment. The actor was also accused of bullying some of his female co-stars.

That same month, McLachlan was ousted from The Rocky Horrow Show with producers The Gordon Frost Organisation announcing it is “not appropriate” for him to continue in light of the sexual assault and harassment allegations against him.

Three months later, Seven dropped McLachlan from the Doctor Blake Mysteries series.

Following the accusations, McLachlan launched defamation proceedings against the ABC, Fairfax Media and one of his accusers, Christie Whelan Browne, with the actor reportedly claiming $6.5m in damages.

The defamation case is due to be heard before the NSW Supreme Court on February 4.

McLachlan’s management have been approached for comment.

ADVERTISEMENT

SUBSCRIBE

Sign up to our free daily update to get the latest in media and marketing