Published: Fri, January 11, 2019

Home and Away star Craig McLachlan charged with assault and sex offences

Home and Away star Craig McLachlan charged with assault and sex offences

Victoria Police have given the 53-year-old a court attendance notice in relation to the charges.

That same month, McLachlan was ousted from The Rocky Horrow Show with producers The Gordon Frost Organisation announcing it is "not appropriate" for him to continue in light of the sexual assault and harassment allegations against him.

It is not now clear exactly what alleged incidents these charges are related to.

Since the publications, McLachlan has become reclusive and his acting career has been effectively destroyed, his legal team said in May. He went on to take the lead role in The Doctor Blake Mysteries, for which he was nominated for the Logie Award for Most Popular Actor.


Last year, it was revealed that several of McLachlan's female co-stars on the 2014 production of The Rocky Horror Show made allegations of indecent and sexually inappropriate behaviour.

Trent Glover, for the police commissioner, told the court the refusal was one reason why he was abandoning a bid to preclude access to certain documents, produced in response to subpoenas, on grounds of public interest immunity.

He is to appear at Melbourne magistrates' court in February 8.

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