The Geoffrey Rush trial shows defamation can make victims become victims all over again


Geoffrey Rush greeted his vindication with a look of anguish.

His demeanor outside the Federal Court last week was decidedly grim.

So too, his wife Jane Menelaus.

  • Richard Ackland
  • The Guardian

If an $850,000 award of damages, with the promise of lots more to come, isn’t going to put a spring in your step, what sort of vindication is this?

Rush said: “There are no winners in this case, it has been extremely distressing for everyone involved.”

The main defence witness Eryn Jean Norvill agreed: “There are no winners, only…

Justice Michael Wigney had the…

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