Geoffrey Rush wins #MeToo defamation case
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Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has won more than $600,000 and could receive millions more, after successfully arguing that an Australian tabloid newspaper defamed him with a #MeToo story.

Justice Michael Wigney ruled in a federal court in Sydney on Thursday that Sydney's Daily Telegraph newspaper had been "extravagant and reckless" in reporting that Rush abused a co-star during a 2015 stage production of "King Lear."

"This was a recklessly irresponsible piece of sensational journalism of the...

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