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'OITNB' Star Yael Stone Accuses Geoffrey Rush Of Sexual Misconduct

OITNB Yael Stone Accuses Geoffrey Rush Sexual Misconduct
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Dec. 17 2018, Updated 1:50 p.m. ET

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Orange Is The New Black actress Yael Stone has accused Australian actor Geoffrey Rush of sexual misconduct, can report.

Stone, 33, made the shocking claims against the 67-year-old Australian film legend to The New York Times on Sunday.

Stone alleged to the publication that Rush inappropriately crossed the line while the two were starring in the Australian stage production The Diary of a Mad Man in 2010 and 2011. She was 25 years old at the time, and he was 59.

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Stone accused Rush of sending her text messages overnight that "gradually" became "sexual in nature."

The actress added that strange occurrences took place in dressing rooms. Stone claimed Rush asked her to perform bizarre tasks such as removing his contact lenses and taking off his costumes. She also said he invited himself to join her during naps she would take in between stage performances.

The actress also alleged that Rush used a mirror to watch her take a shower and view her "naked body."

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The Orange Is The New Black Actress feared to come out with her story at first. She told the Times her intention was to "keep it private" due to fear of being sued for defamation.

Rush has denied Stone's allegations. He told the Times her claims are "incorrect and in some instances have been taken completely out of context."

But he added, "clearly Yael has been upset on occasion by the spirited enthusiasm I generally bring to my work. I sincerely and deeply regret if I caused her any distress. This, most certainly, has never been my intention."

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