SYDNEY | Rush might ‘never work again,’ lawyer says

SYDNEY | Rush might ‘never work again,’ lawyer says

SYDNEY — Australian actor Geoffrey Rush, who is claiming millions of dollars in defamation damages over a newspaper report he behaved inappropriately toward a female co-star, might never work again, his lawyer told a court Friday.

Wrapping up Rush’s case against Sydney’s Daily Telegraph newspaper and journalist Jonathan Moran, lawyer Bruce McClintock said “there is a significant risk that Mr. Rush will not work again.”

In submissions for damages at the end of the 3-week hearing in Sydney’s Federal Court, McClintock said the Oscar-winning actor’s phone may not ring with job offers and he may never be able to regain his confidence and desire to work.

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