Actor Craig McLachlan Charged By Victoria Police class= next-head

Craig McLachlan

Craig McLachlan

Victoria Police have given the 53-year-old a court attendance notice in relation to the charges.

In November past year, a preliminary hearing of the defamation case was told McLachlan declined to participate in an interview with Victoria Police as part of their investigation into the allegations of assault and indecent assault.

In 2013, he was cast as Frank N Furter in a stage production of the Rocky Horror Show touring Australia, but in 2018 was accused of inappropriate behaviour by several female co-stars.

Craig McLachlan has been charged by police.

The Gold Logie winning actor was charged on summons by detectives from Melbourne's Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team and will appear in Melbourne Magistrates' Court on February 8. He has commenced legal action against the SMH, The Age, the ABC and Christie Whelan Browne, who alleged McLachlan inappropriately touched her during an onstage Rocky Horror sex scene. There was a bed sheet so that the audience could not see what was happening.

However, it has not been confirmed whether the charges relate to the Rocky Horror Shows accusations.

McLachlan has repeatedly denied the claims.