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Geoffrey Rush Is Thrown Under The Sexual Misconduct Bus

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elliot-wolf - December 21, 2018

A show about a bunch of women behind bars who haven’t been humped in quite some time sounded like it would be something worthwhile to waste your time on. But leave it to Netflix to over-promise and under-deliver. Aside from the Laura Prepon love making scenes, watching Orange Is The New Black inspired the same amount of despair one experiences after accidentally losing the remote right before a WNBA game comes on. Adam Silver and Netflix both know their employees are the sweaty lesbians the world never asked for, but for some reason both the WNBA and OITNB have been renewed for more seasons. Actress Yael Stone from coerced cunnilingus is the new black claims Geoffrey Rush sexually misbehaved when the two starred in The Diary of a Madman.

“Orange Is the New Black” actress Yael Stone claims Australian megastar Geoffrey Rush touched her in a “very sensual manner,” danced around naked in their dressing room and used a mirror to spy on her in the shower, according to new interviews.

The 33-year-old Australian recounted Rush’s inappropriate behavior while the two starred together in a Sydney production of “The Diary of a Madman” in 2010 and 2011. Stone said her relationship with Rush, who served as her mentor and is one of two dozen people to win the coveted “Triple Crown of Acting” — an Oscar, Emmy and Tony award — got “weird” during rehearsal and started with sexually charged texts.

“I was so flattered that someone like that would spend their time texting me into the very early hours of the morning,” Stone told the New York Times. “Gradually the text messages became more sexual in nature, but always encased in this very highfalutin’ intellectual language.”

Stone, who portrays Lorna Morello in the hit Netflix series, admitted she’s “embarrassed” that she bantered back with Rush but only did it out of fear that she’d offend the powerful actor if she didn’t play along.

The young actress, who was then 25, balked at the idea of reporting Rush’s alleged actions. “There was no part of my brain considering speaking to anyone in any official capacity. This was a huge star,” she told the Times. “What were they going to do? Fire Geoffrey and keep me?”

If your creepy uncle can’t get special treatment when overstepping boundaries, why should a celebrity? Yael kept quiet to keep her job. And now that she didn’t turn out as big of a star as expected, she’s going for Geoffrey’s jugular. I don’t care what privileged position you’re awarded in life, the moment a 59-year-old man starts doing birthday suit pirouettes while reaching for the small of your back, it’s time to file a police report.

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