This story is about reckless journalism.
About one desperate Murdoch newspaper that sacrificed tried and true practice to grab a scoop.
About the damage inflicted on two people, their families and friends by that scoop, the subsequent defamation trial and the newspaper’s failed appeal.
About how this reckless act set back the Me Too movement in Australia and tarnished an industry dedicated to telling the truth.
This story is not about judging the actions of Geoffrey Rush. Read the evidence we report here. Make up your own mind.
We are telling this story — in this way — to reveal what happens when journalism gets it wrong. Very wrong.
Welcome to Geoffrey Rush: Trial by Media
The Geoffrey Rush case has shown us once again that all forms of media — from tabloid to broadsheet — must be rigorous, careful and committed to the truth.