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As the Geoffrey Rush defamation continues down in Sydney this week, inner-city elites right across the two-zero postcodes are carefully navigating through a light-hearted leftie version of victim shaming.
This comes as a former co-star of Geoffrey Rush’s has fronted the trial to clarify reports that he was making life uncomfortable for her with sexually inappropriate behaviour during the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of King Lear.
Ms Norvill earlier told the court that she had felt “trapped” as Mr Rush “slowly” and “deliberately” ran his fingers over her right breast as she played dead on the stage.
She said he also ran his fingers on the bare skin of her back along the waist-line of her low-cut jeans as they waited in the wings.
Norvill has said she felt “belittled, embarrassed” and “shamed” after the Hollywood star gestured groping her breasts while bulging his eyes and licking his lips during play rehearsals.
These allegations have been with skepticism who can’t possibly fathom an iconic Australian film-and-stage-legend-who-appeals-to-thinkers would act the same way as the neckless NRL stars that are usually skewered by the Murdoch press.
The Oscar winner denies any wrongdoing and claims two front page articles in the Daily Telegraph newspaper about the alleged incident painted him as a “pervert” and “sexual predator” – and this is why they are all at court – to prove that the Daily Telegraph defamed him when they believed the claims made by women that had worked with him.
“Everyone deserves a fair trial” says one inner Sydney local, Bronte Balmain (66) who believes all women except for the ones that are potentially ruining the legacy of a thespian icon.
“We need to be careful about what we say and write about white boomer theatre elites”
“If you, like me, believe most women, you should join me and my friends and use the hashtag #BelieveAllWomenButLetsHearFromGeoffreyRushsBarristersFirst”