Actress Christie Whelan Browne has spoken out about receiving rape threats and horrific abuse on social media after she and two other women accused Craig McLachlan of indecent assault and sexual harassment.
Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, the performer shared the awful backlash she had received by some on the social media.
“The people who have tweeted me to say they hope I get raped, hope I never work again &that they wish to spit in my face are incredibly hard to ignore,” the star posted.
“But the amount of love is drowning them out. So I thank you. Rising above is hard, but I’m trying.”
Days earlier, Whelan Browne addressed those who claimed her accusations were a money making exercise by explaining she has paid her own legal fees and put her own career on the line.
The performer told Fairfax that McLachlan indecently assaulted her during a Rocky Horror scene in 2014 when the actors disappeared under sheets on stage.
“[T]his one night when he turned me around, he pulled my undies up so my bum cheek was out and he was kissing my bum. There is nothing I can do. I am stuck. There's 2000 people watching me and can't see him,” she alleged.
"As the tour went on he would say he could see my vagina through my white underpants - that was my costume - and he said that he could see the slit of my vagina and that he could smell it and it smells sweet."
Browne and Erica Heynatz have filed two separate complaints to Victoria Police.
In addition to two former cast members that have contacted police, two more women have spoken out about McLachlan’s alleged misconduct.
As AAP reports, a TV runner has claimed the actor made innaproriate remarks about her breasts in 2008, while a tanning salon worker alleges McLachlan kissed her in 2004 wihtout her permission.
In an email to the ABC earlier in the week, McLachlan denied all allegations against him.
"Frankly, they seem to be simple inventions, perhaps made for financial reasons, perhaps to gain notoriety,” he said.
"In either event, they are to the best of my knowledge utterly and entirely false.