Australian actor Yael Stone, best-known internationally for her recent work on the hit Netflix show  Orange is the New Black, has come forward with a series of explosive allegations about inappropriate behaviour by actor Geoffrey Rush during their time working together on a production of The Diary of a Madmanin 2010 and 2011, in The New York Timesand the ABC. The production played at Sydney’s Belvoir St Theatre before moving to the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. Rush has strongly denied the allegations.

Geoffrey Rush, Yael Stone Geoffrey Rush and Yael Stone in  The Diary of a Madmanat the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. Photo © Stephanie Berger

In an article by Bari Weiss, published in The New York Times’ Opinion section, Stone alleged that the then 59-year-old Rush sent erotic text messages to her (she was 25 at the time), danced naked in front of her in their shared dressing room and used a mirror to look into her shower. “I looked up to see there was a small shaving mirror over the top of the partition between the showers and he was using it to look...