Actor Craig McLachlan charged with assault and indecent offences

Craig McLachlan

Victoria Police confirmed to Mumbrella that a 53-year-old New South Wales man has been charged with eight counts of indecent assault, one count of attempted indecent assault and one count of common law assault.

He was accused past year when fellow Rocky Horror star Christie Whelan-Browne, who played the character of Janet, made allegations of sexual misconduct.

McLachlan has strenuously denied all of the allegations against him and previously launched his own legal suit against his accusers.

It is not now clear exactly what alleged incidents these charges are related to.

He was cast as Henry Ramsay, brother of Kylie Minogue's character Charlene, in Neighbours, and appeared in 800-plus episodes before winning a Gold Logie for the most popular personality on TV.

His defamation hearing was told in November McLachlan declined to be interviewed by Victorian police about assault and indecent assault allegations against the actor.

Three months later, Seven dropped McLachlan from the Doctor Blake Mysteries series.

A four-week trial is scheduled to commence in the NSW Supreme Court on February 4.

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