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Wrong Girl star inundated with rape threats after accusing Craig McLachlan of sexual assault

“The people who ... hope I get raped, hope I never work again and that they wish to spit on my face are incredibly hard to ignore.”

By Kate Wagner
One of the women who came forward to accuse Craig McLachlan of sexual assault, has allegedly received rape threats and an influx of people hoping she's ruined her career for making the accusations.
Christie Whelan Browne has allegedly experienced a barrage of assaults after she, along with three other women, came forward with claims of inappropriate touching and kissing during a Melbourne stage show.
Despite initially saying she felt relieved about coming forward, the 35-year-old has had a tough time of it since.
"The people who have tweeted to me to say they hope I get raped, hope I never work again and that they wish to spit on my face are incredibly hard to ignore," she tweeted on Wednesday.
She added: "The amount of love is drowning them out ... rising above is hard, but I'm trying."
The actress also dismissed those accusing her of coming forward for money.
Whelan Browne says McLachlan touched and kissed her inappropriately during a performance of The Rocky Horror Show in 2014.
"He was directed to kiss down my neck, down my arm and go down out of sight but he would always kiss down my breasts and continue to kiss all the way down until I would have to sort of move and wriggle away," she told ABC's 7.30.
"One night ... he traced the outline of my vagina with his finger and I slapped his hand away."
McLachlan has vehemently denied all claims against him, and the production company, The Gordon Frost Organisation, has denied knowledge of the accusations.