Geoffrey Rush steps down from AACTAs role

Geoffrey Rush steps down from AACTAs role

Just a few days after a theater company in Sydney received an unspecified complaint regarding Geoffrey Rush's behavior, Rush resigned as the president of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts.

"Until there is the decency afforded to Mr. Rush of what the "inappropriate behavior" actually is then there is nothing more that can be said at this stage", they continued. "However, in the current climate of innuendo and unjustifiable reporting, I believe the decision to make a clean break to clear the air is the best for all concerned", he added.

The AACTA, which puts on Australia's version of the Oscars, said in a statement to the AP that it accepted Rush's decision to step down.

"Certain recent media reports have made untenable allegations concerning my standing in the entertainment community", Rush, 66, said in a statement released to the Associated Press through his lawyer, Nicholas Pullen.

A source told The Daily Telegraph that the board of AACTA have engaged in at least one crisis meeting this week to determine how to proceed with Rush's presidency of the organisation. Although further details about the complaint have not been made public, the actor has pushed back against allegations of any past misbehavior.

Rush has performed at the Sydney theater for 35 years.

Rush won the Best Actor Academy Award in 1997 for his role in Shine and is one of the few actors to have also won a prime-time Emmy and a Tony Award. The actor has three Oscar nominations and is worldwide famous for his role as Captain Barbossa in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies.

Rush's lawyers said his "regard, actions and treatment of all the people he has worked with has been impeccable beyond reproach".

He said, "I also asked why this information was being withheld, and why, according to standard theatre practice the issue had not been raised with me during the production".



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