Neighbours star Craig McLachlan unrecognisable after drama saw him receive massive payout

NEIGHBOURS star Craig McLachlan is unrecognisable after getting dragged through court and receiving a massive payout.

The Australian actor, 57, was awarded more than £250,000 after he was cleared of seven sex and assault charges.

Neighbours star Craig McLachlan unrecognisable in a clip where he broke down in tears


Neighbours star Craig McLachlan unrecognisable in a clip where he broke down in tearsCredit: Seven
He had played hunt Henry Ramsay in the'80s


He had played hunt Henry Ramsay in the ’80sCredit: Rex Features

Craig played hunky Henry Ramsay from 1987 to 1989 and believes he was shunned from the show after it caved into “cancel culture”.

The star spoke out after after he was cleared, looking completely different to how he did in his heartthrob days.

Sporting shaggy hair and a grey beard, the dad said the sex allegations “ruined” his life.

WalesOnline reported Craig told the camera through tears: “You see this is not just about a headline for the day, this is ruining lives.

“Not just me, you want to crucify me? Fine. Look what it’s done to my beautiful partner, look what it continues to do to my family every day.”

Craig shot to fame with his stint on Neighbours – where he was the brother of Charlene Robinson, who was played by pop icon Kylie Minogue.

He later starred in Home and Away as Grant Mitchell.

The star then went on to launch a pop career – landing a Top Ten hit named Mona.

On January 11, 2019, Craig was charged with assault and sex offences on four women dating back to 2014.

The allegations were said to have come from when he was in the Australian production of The Rocky Horror Show.

He faced one count of common law assault, eight counts of indecent assault and one count of attempted indecent assault.

However, he was cleared of the charges the following year.

He was subsequently awarded a more than £260,000 ($500,000 AUD) payout after being acquitted.

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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