Former Ramsay Street star Craig McLachlan criticized the makers of Neighbors for succumbing to a “cancellation culture” after he was kicked out of his long-awaited final episode.
McLachlan played Charlene’s brother, Kylie Minogue’s character Henry Ramsay, on the beloved TV series from 1987 to 1989.
Two years ago, McLachlan, 56, was cleared of assault charges brought against him by four women he worked with for Rocky Horror Show in 2014.
Now he claims his past has come back to haunt him. Sun he credits his troubles with the law as the reason he was shunned in the canned series’ stellar finale, in which several familiar faces would reprise their roles.
Notably, Kylie Minogue and Jason Donavan will appear as Charlene and Scott Robinson.
His entire on-screen family, including Charlene Minogue, his on-screen stepdad Harold Bishop played by Ian Smith, and even his late mother Madge’s (Anne Charleston) cameo as a ghost, will give viewers one last show.
A rep for the actor said that reincarnating his mother so Ann Charleston could be involved in the episode was a particular sticking point.
“Henry’s dead mother is being reincarnated for the final episode, but the abolition of culture will prevent her son Henry from appearing or even being recognized,” McLachlan’s spokeswoman said exclusively. Suncontinuing to call neglect “destructive”.
“What Craig and his partner have endured over the past four and a half years — only to come out on the other side and face, among other things, an attempt to permanently erase his role in Neighbours history is destructive,” the spokeswoman said.
“Craig was not invited to take part in the final episode or contribute in any way to the completion of the film. Neighbours.
“Henry was and remains unsurpassed Neighbours a favorite, a character that Craig loves to this day. Craig has participated with joy and enthusiasm in a number of Neighbours holiday milestones over the years, and was always so excited when invited to participate.”
In 2020, the father of one was cleared of seven assault and indecent assault charges against four women he worked with in 2014 on an Australian production The Rocky Horror Show.
Two months ago, the actor dropped a libel case against several Australian media outlets who reported on the allegations, as well as against actress Christy Whelan-Brown, who was one of the women who made accusations against McLachlan in ABCand articles. Sydney Morning Herald.
At the time, he said he was pulling out of the legal battle to protect his family and mental health amid “ongoing pressure.”
Final episode Neighbours tonight on channel 10 and you’ll see cameos from a host of stars including Guy Pearce, Margot Robbie, Delta Goodrem.
A whopping 49 former cast members have returned to say goodbye to the show after 37 years on Australian and UK screens.
This happened after British Channel 5 closed down. Neighbours from its lineup, and the show’s producers Fremantle Media were unable to find a replacement broadcaster.