Trial reports    June 6, 2022

Brian Burston v Pauline Hanson

First day of Burston v Hanson ... Former One Nation senator suing over Facebook post, text message and Today interview alleging sexual harassment ... Dispute said to arise over reneged tax deal with government ... Burston denies harassment ... Says women staffers dismissed over performance issues ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 




Trial reports    May 22, 2022

Craig McLachlan v Fairfax Media Publications; Christie Whelan Browne; Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Actor Craig McLachlan drops defamation action against Fairfax, ABC and Christie Whelan Browne ... Sued over reports of sexual misconduct during 2014 run of The Rocky Horror Show ... Reports defendants ran up legal costs of $2.2 million ... Partial indemnity costs awarded ... Statements from McLachlan and Browne ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 





Trial reports    May 17, 2022

Craig McLachlan v Fairfax Media, Christie Whelan Browne & ABC

Actor Craig McLachlan on "suicide watch" after media reports of sexual assault and harassment ... Actor's wife cross-examined ... Text message contradict evidence about attendance at the theatre ... Goosing ... Pranks ... Reporter Miklos Bolza, AAP ... more

 


Trial reports    May 13, 2022

Craig McLachlan v Fairfax Media, Christie Whelan Browne & ABC

NSW Supreme Court ... Day five of Craig McLachlan's defamation case against Fairfax, the ABC and actress Whelan Browne ... Cross-examination of the plaintiff ... Pressed about anger, assaults, threats, tongue kiss and abuse ... Behind the scenes at The Rocky Horror Show ... #MeToo case ... Reporter Miklos Bolza, AAP ... more