Rush might ‘never work again,’ lawyer says
SydNey, australia — australian actor Geoffrey rush, who is claiming millions of dollars in defamation damages over a newspaper report he behaved inappropriately toward a female co-star, might never work again, his lawyer told a court Friday.
Wrapping up rush’s case against Sydney’s daily telegraph newspaper and journalist Jonathan moran, lawyer bruce mcClintock said “there is a significant risk that mr. rush will not work again.”
in submissions for damages at the end of the three-week hearing in Sydney’s Federal Court, mcClintock said the oscar-winning actor’s phone may not ring with job offers and he may never be able to regain his confidence and desire to work.
the high-profile non-jury trial ended on Friday, when Judge michael Wigney said he would “love to start writing his judgment tomorrow” but that his workload would prevent him from delivering the decision this year. rush sued Nationwide News, and moran over content published in 2017 related to a report he behaved inappropriately toward a co-star in 2015 and 2016. rush denied the allegation and said the newspaper portrayed him as a pervert and sexual predator.