Gold Logie-winning actor Craig McLachlan denies sexual misconduct allegations

Faith Castro
January 10, 2018

Throughout the six years of production of Doctor Blake it has not only been an enormously popular show on air but popular with cast and crew who come back to work on the series year after year Craig has been central to this success both in front of camera and on set.

Victoria Police have also confirmed they are investigating claims of sexual offences by McLachlan from two women.

The Doctor Blake Mysteries, a show starring McLachlan which ran on the ABC for five seasons and was due to start on Seven this year, is now in a little bit of limbo.

Production firm Gordon Frost Organisation (GFO), which was behind both the 2014 tour and the new 2018 season, said it was "shocked to learn of allegations against Craig McLachlan while he was involved in the Rocky Horror Show in 2014". The public broadcaster has pulled the program from its catch up service iView.

In a statement, Seven said: "The Doctor Blake Mysteries, [is] produced by December Media and is in early pre-production funded by Seven and other parties". A statement from Seven said they are now "seeking an urgent update from the producers".

Camera IconCraig McLachlan has been accused of inappropriate behaviour.

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.

Craig McLachlan
McLachlan won a Best Actor gong at the 2014 Helpmann Awards

The accusations were leveled by three actresses who were cast members of a 2014 production in the city of Melbourne of the "The Rocky Horror Show", in which McLachlan starred as the transvestite alien Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

Scundi alleged McLachlan kissed her passionately onstage even after she had asked that it not be done.

"Craig grabbed my hand and said to me, "Every day I am falling more and more in love with you"".

"I was incredibly disappointed, although not surprised", Whelan-Browne told the ABC.

"He was just a different person". Don't you dare talk to me like that. "And in that moment, I believed him".

Female colleagues on "The Rocky Horror Show" in 2014 have made complaints.

"Furthermore no one at GFO recalls any verbal discussion of this nature".

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