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Go inside the media trial of Geoffrey Rush in Inq’s companion podcast

THE PODCAST: Introducing the companion podcast to Inq's groundbreaking investigation, Geoffrey Rush: Trial by Media.

The Daily Telegraph's Jonathon Moran arrives at the Federal Court for the appeal (Image: AAP/Bianca De Marchi)

The appeal

ACT 10: The Daily Telegraph's legal team delivers one final twist as the story comes to a close...

Geoffrey Rush speaks to the media after Justice Wigney found in his favour (Image: AAP/Paul Braven)

The judgment

ACT 9: Justice Wigney leaves no doubt as to his assessment of The Daily Telegraph's reporting or the credibility of the witnesses...

Actor Eryn Jean Norvill leaves court after giving evidence (Image: AAP/Brendan Esposito)


ACT 8: Eryn Jean Norvill takes the stand as the case reaches its climax...

Inq’s mission is investigative reporting that digs, questions, probes, analyses and scrutinises — relentlessly and without fear or favour.

Inq is part of Crikey, Australia’s most vigorously independent news publication, with almost 20 years of fearless journalism under its belt.

Actor Robyn Nevin leaves court after giving evidence (Image: AAP/Peter Rae)

Witnesses for the plaintiff

ACT 7: High-profile witnesses take the stand, before the defence makes a shock submission...

Barrister for Nationwide News Tom Blackburn SC (Image: AAP/Peter Rae)

A star is torn

ACT 6: 'You had been thinking of her more than is socially appropriate for some time?' News Corp's lawyer questions Geoffrey Rush as the trial continues...

Geoffrey Rush and his wife Jane Menelaus arrive at court for the first day of the trial (Image: AAP/Dean Lewins)

The trial begins

ACT 5: 'I went to jelly ... I felt as though someone had poured lead into my head.' Geoffrey Rush takes the stand as the trial gets underway...

Geoffrey Rush prepares to face the media in December 2017 (Image: AAP/Wayne Taylor)

Enter the lawyers

ACT 4: Geoffrey Rush announces his intention to sue, leaving The Daily Telegraph scrambling to prepare its defence...

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The double down

ACT 3: The Daily Telegraph's "world exclusive" about Rush landed with a splash. But doubt emerged from the very start...

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After the Rush decision, one truth remains: the Tele deserved to lose

DEFAMATION LAW: The Daily Telegraph's recklessness in reporting on Geoffrey Rush has caused incalculable harm.