Craig McLachlan, the former Neighbours star, has been charged with multiple counts of indecent assault, believed to be connected to his role in an Australian stage production of The Rocky Horror Show.
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The 53-year-old New South Wales man was charged on summons on Friday and is due to face Melbourne Magistrates Court in February on eight counts of indecent assault, common law assault and attempted indecent assault, Victoria Police said.
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McLachlan is a veteran of the Australian entertainment industry, having won Australia's top television award - the Gold Logie - and starred in programmes including Neighbours, Home and Away and the Doctor Blake Mysteries.
He also had a brief career as a singer - reaching number two in the United Kingdom singles charts with his 1990 song Mona. The song reached no 4 in Australia and no 10 in the UK. He appeared alongside Hollywood star Catherine Zeta-Jones and Omar Sharif in the 1996 TV movie Catherine the Great.
That same month, McLachlan was ousted from The Rocky Horrow Show with producers The Gordon Frost Organisation announcing it is "not appropriate" for him to continue in light of the sexual assault and harassment allegations against him. He also started in the BBC production of Bugs and more recently the ABC's The Doctor Blake Mysteries. It has since been reported that Seven will drop the series.