Craig McLachlan charged with indecent assault by Victorian Police

McLachlan faced allegations of misconduct by fellow cast members while starring in the Rocky Horror Show in 2014

Australian actor Craig McLachlan has been charged with one count of common assault and eight counts of indecent assault.

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

A spokesman for McLachlan said the actor is innocent.

Known for playing Henry Ramsey in the soap in the 80s, the 53-year old has now been charged with the crimes by police in Victoria.

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However, he has been accused of sexual harassment by several actresses during this time.

McLachlan, famous for his starring roles in the Doctor Blake Mysteries, Neighbours and Home and Away was charged on summons to appear at Melbourne Magistrates' Court on February 8, 2019. 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.

He said: "Frankly, they seem to be simple inventions, perhaps made for financial reasons, perhaps to gain notoriety".

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

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