One of the biggest franchises to come out of the outback is Greg McLean’s Wolf Creek which spawned both a sequel and a TV series. Depicted in each are people who find themselves in trouble when hunted by serial killer Mick Taylor, played by John Jarratt. Now, Jarrett finds himself in big trouble.
The 66-year-old man has been charged by New South Wales police with sexual assault charges. THR is reporting that Jarratt has been accused of a rape that allegedly took place in 1976. He was served with court papers this past Friday. According to the report, he allegedly raped an 18-year-old woman in September of ’76 at a residence in Eastern Sydney. He was 23 at the time.
The accusor spoke with Australian reporter Tracy Spicer in 2017. Spicer had become the face of the Australian #MeToo movement and the woman reached out to her after Spicer requested on Twitter that women send her their #MeToo stories. Spicer published the unnamed victim’s story and urged her to go to police last November.
John Jarratt denies the allegations completely.
These allegations are completely unfounded and untrue,”
Ignite Elite Artists stated that Jarrett is due in court on October 10th.