Geoffrey Rush is taking the Daily Telegraph to court for defamation, following a story that was published regarding his time at the Sydney Theatre Company and claims of 'inappropriate behaviour'.
"Today I have filed defamation proceedings against the Daily Telegraph in the Federal Court of Australia," Rush said at a press conference.
"It is an action I am taking in order to redress the slurs, innuendo and hyperbole they have created around my standing in the entertainment industry and in the greater community.
"The Daily Telegraph has made false, pejorative and demeaning claims, splattering them with unrelenting bombast on its front pages.
"This has created irreparable damage to my reputation, has been extremely hurtful to my wife, my daughter and my son, and to my extended family, as well as to many colleagues in the film, television and theatre industry.
"The situation is intolerable, and I must now seek vindication of my good name through the courts."