The head of the Australian Academy Geoffrey rush resigned after accusations of «improper behavior»

Actor Geoffrey rush resigned from the post of President of the Australian Academy of cinema and television after accusations of «improper behavior». The resignation of the actor published on the Academy website.

The statement said that the Academy accept the resignation of the rush and respect his decision to «voluntarily leave the post of the President.»

«We are very concerned about the situation and act in accordance with the law of Jeffrey to the presumption of innocence,» noted the Academy.

The actor himself doesn’t want the charges against him associated with their colleagues and the Academy.

«In the circumstances I decided to resign as President of the Academy, until the issue is resolved,» the statement quoted The Guardian rush.

The publication writes that the charges against the actor nominated actress rush played in a production of «King Lear» two years ago. Sydney theatre company did not disclose any details.

66-year-old Geoffrey rush is the executor role of the pirate Barbossa in the famous franchise «pirates of the Caribbean», the owner «Oscar», «Golden globe» and BAFTA awards.

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After that, dozens of celebrities, survivors of abuse, told their stories. Icelandic singer Bjork has accused of harassment directed by Lars von Trier, who starred in the movie «Dancer in the dark». Trier responded to the accusations and said that the actress played his best role is no accident. Sexual harassment accused, and American actor Kevin spacey. Nine of his colleagues on the filming of the TV series «house of cards» said that he made the filming process was «toxic» and behaved like a «predator». In November spacey and Weinstein was treated for sex addiction at a rehabilitation clinic.

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The head of the Australian Academy Geoffrey rush resigned after accusations of «improper behavior» 02.12.2017

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