‘I believe them’: Ben Fordham rips into ‘coward’ Craig McLachlan
Ben Fordham has called out actor Craig McLachlan after he suddenly pulled out of his high-profile defamation case.
McLachlan discontinued his defamation proceedings against the ABC, Nine Newspapers and Christie Whelan Browne on the day the defence case was set to begin.
He was accused of indecently assaulting, bullying and harassing several women during the 2014 production of The Rocky Horror Show but was found not guilty.
Ben Fordham has previously thrown his support behind actress Tamzen Hayes who has made fresh allegations against McLachlan.
“I want this as a matter of public record,” Ben said, “the allegations stand. The stories remain online.”
“He’s a coward who ran away and hid when the victims were ready to give evidence.
“When this development was revealed the day before the election, it didn’t receive the attention it deserved.
“I know Tamzen Hayes and I knew she was telling the truth and I’ve got no reason to doubt the 10 other women.”
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