John Jarratt is set to be arraigned in court in Australia on allegations he sexually assaulted a female roommate in 1976.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor’s lawyer Bryan Wrench told a Sydney court that “it’s going to be a short sharp trial when we are ready to go.”
THR adds that Jarratt is set to plead not guilty to the offense.
In case you missed it: 66-year-old Jarratt, famous for his role as the murderous Mick Taylor in the successful Australian horror franchise Wolf Creek and its two subsequent TV series, is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at Randwick, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, in September 1976. The unidentified woman made a report to police officers last December.
Jarratt’s arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 7. The trial is expected to take place in 2019. His lawyer previously told a court that his client’s career “has been put on suspension pending this allegation” and he would be seeking an early trial date.
The unidentified woman spoke amid the #MeToo movement, making Jarratt one of three high-profile actors who have had allegations, varying from inappropriate behavior to sexual misconduct and sexual assault, raised against them in Australia.
We can’t wait to see how it pans out.