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Superstar actress on Rush: He ‘is no Harvey Weinstein’

AUSSIE actress Rachel Griffiths has defended Geoffrey Rush, saying the Oscar winner "is not Harvey Weinstein".

Griffiths referenced the Hollywood mogul - who faces multiple allegations of sexual misconduct - on the red carpet at tonight's Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Awards in Sydney.

"Geoffrey Rush is not Harvey Weinstein and I have had more than a handful of interactions with Harvey Weinstein," Griffiths told the ABC on the red carpet.

Rachel Griffiths arrives at the AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) Awards.
Rachel Griffiths arrives at the AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) Awards.

Rush stepped down as AACTA president amid allegations of inappropriate behaviour during the STC production of King Lear in late 2015.

Griffiths told the ABC that although the topic of inappropriate behaviour across industries needed to be addressed, "nobody likes to be tried in the public square".

Rush has denied the allegations.



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