Gold Logie winner Craig McLaughlan has
been accused of sexual misconduct by former colleagues.
Victoria Police have confirmed theyre investigating allegations
of sexually inappropriate behaviour by Gold Logie-winning actor
Three cast members of the 2014 run of The Rocky Horror Picture
Show have told a Fairfax Media/ABC investigation that McLachlan,
52, inappropriately touched them or exposed himself to them.
McLachlan has described the allegations by Erika Heynatz,
Christie Whelan Browne and Angela Scundi as baseless.
They seem to be simple inventions, perhaps made for financial
reasons, perhaps to gain notoriety, he was quoted as writing.
These allegations are ALL made up.
But Victoria Police has confirmed its investigating.Detectives
from Melbourne SOCIT (Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation
Team) are investigating allegations of sexual offences dating back
to 2014, it said in a statement on Monday.
As the investigation is ongoing, it would be inappropriate to
make any further comment.
The actor is currently starring in another production of the
Rocky Horror Picture Show in Adelaide.
He is also set to star in the return of the popular Doctor Blake
Mysteries on Channel Seven later this year, and the network has
been contacted for comment.
McLachlan is the latest high-profile man in the entertainment
and media industry to be accused following the Harvey Weinstein
scandal in the US.
Whelan Browne also appeared in the Channel Ten program The Wrong
Girl alongside McLachlan in 2016 and 2017.
She told the ABC she was dismayed when she learned he had been
cast but felt she had to continue to have a civil relationship with
him for the sake of her career.
She said his behaviour towards her on that program was
But she said during Rocky Horror that McLachlan, who played the
transvestite Frank N Furter to her Janet, said he indecently
assaulted her on stage during a sex scene.
Scundi said McLachlan kissed her passionately onstage even after
she had asked that it not be done.
She said when she confronted him about the unwanted kiss, he
abused and threatened her.
I said, Dont you kiss me. Dont you do that ever again and he
turned. I havent fe...