Two women have made separate reports to Victorian police about the behaviour of actor Craig McLachlan during the 2014 Gordon Frost Organisation production of The Rocky Horror Show. A joint investigation by the ABCand Fairfax Mediahas revealed that three actors in the production have claimed McLachlan indecently assaulted, intimidated and harassed them both on and off stage during the production, which is currently enjoying a return season (with McLachlan again in the role of Frank N Furter) at the Adelaide Festival Centre before it travels to Brisbane and Perth.
Actors Erika Heynatz, Christie Whelan Browne and Angela Scundi, who performed with McLachlan in the production, have come forward with detailed allegations of abuse and have reportedly hired a lawyer to request an investigation into their claims. Two of the women have also said they complained at the time to senior production staff but that nothing was done.
Craig McLachlan, Christie Whelan Browne and Tim Maddren in the 2014 production of The Rocky Horror Show. Photo © Jeff Busby
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