Another day, another call of disturbing allegations in Hollywood.
This time, it’s the spin of Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush, who has stepped down as boss of Australia’s screen attention academy, just days after a party company suggested it had perceived a censure that accused him of ‘inappropriate behaviour’.
Media reports advise that the claim dates back to Rush’s role in the Sydney Theatre Company’s party of William Shakespeare’s King Lear two years ago, in which he played the lead. Rush has denied any wrongdoing.
The 66-year-old pronounced this weekend he has stepped down as boss of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts forward of the academy’s awards show in Sydney on Wednesday.
‘Certain new media reports have done illogical allegations concerning my station in the party community. It is irrational that my veteran colleagues should be somehow compared with such allegations,’ Rush pronounced in a matter to The Associated Press by his lawyer.
‘In the circumstances, we have motionless to step aside in my ambassadorial role as boss of Aacta effective immediately and until these issues have been resolved.
‘This decision has not been done lightly. However, in the stream meridian of innuendo and unworthy reporting, we trust the decision to make a purify mangle to transparent the air is the best for all concerned.’
Aacta pronounced in a matter it respects Geoffrey’s decision to step aside at this time.
‘We have been deeply endangered about the conditions and support a march of movement that both respects Geoffrey’s rights to the hypothesis of ignorance and due process, but also acknowledges good corporate governance in these circumstances,’ the academy said.