A statement from Doctor Blake Mysteries producers December Media following allegations levelled at Craig McLachlan.
December Media is confident that throughout the production of The Doctor Blake Mysteries there have been no incidents involving any member of cast or crew, acting in any way inappropriately towards other cast and crew.
Throughout the six years of production of Doctor Blake it has not only been an enormously popular show on air but popular with cast and crew who come back to work on the series year after year. Craig has been central to this success both in front of camera and on set. It is not appropriate for December to respond to the allegations about Craig McLachlan’s behavior in relation to another production he has appeared in.
However, in the light of these allegations December Media will temporarily hold production preparations for the new series to allow due process.
December Media is committed to a safe and secure working environment. We do not tolerate any form of behaviour, which makes anyone feel threatened or uncomfortable for whatever reason in the workplace. December has policies and procedures in place to ensure all staff feel confident about reporting any issue or incident to management and can be assured that management will act swiftly.
Given these allegations are subject to a police investigation December Media will not be making any further comment.
The show is due to return to Seven later this year.
Meanwhile Gordon Frost Organisation has mutually agreed to replace McLachlan on The Rocky Horror Show in Adelaide.
McLachlan has denied all allegations as published by ABC and Fairfax earlier today.