Neighbours star Craig McLachlan stated he despatched a video of himself simulating a intercourse act as a part of a “lewd joke”, a courtroom heard.
The actor, 55, was charged with seven counts of indecent assault and 6 of widespread regulation assault in opposition to 4 ladies.
Cleaning soap star Mr McLachlan, who performed Henry Ramsay, advised the courtroom on Thursday the video was a “lewd joke” he shared with one of many ladies accusing him.
The Australian entertainer denies the fees and maintains his innocence at Melbourne magistrates courtroom.
In line with the Each day Star, he advised prosecutor Matt Fisher: “I’m simulating touching myself outdoors of my shorts.
“[The woman] and I used to interact in lewd jokes.”
Mr McLachlan appeared in three movies performed within the courtroom together with the one among him simulating a intercourse act.
The TV character stated he despatched two of the movies to the identical lady due to their joke about meals catering.
Footage performed in courtroom is not topic of the fees he faces.
His alleged conduct to ladies was stated to have taken place in Australia in 2014.
Mr McLachlan denied he had touched the accuser’s genitals.
The Neighbours star stated the timings did not match up.
He stated: “Within the second she nominated, I am nearly two metres away.”
The listening to is anticipated to proceed on Friday.