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Rape accusation was 'pure dread': Jarratt

Wolf Creek star John Jarratt says the home where he was accused of raping his housemate more than 40 years ago is like a "horror mansion" to him now.

The 66-year-old film veteran was found not guilty by a District Court jury last week after a week-long trial.

Jarratt testified he was seduced into having consensual sex with the woman in 1976 at the Sydney house they shared with his wife, Rosa Miano, and at least one other person.

The actor - whose credits include Wolf Creek, Picnic at Hanging Rock and TV series McLeod's Daughters - had maintained his innocence from the moment he was charged in August 2018.

Revisiting the home where the woman claimed the rape happened, Jarratt says the house is like a "horror mansion".

"It's a beautiful home but I'm looking straight at the bedroom where this alleged event happened, it's like a horror mansion to me now, it's just awful," he told Nine's 60 Minutes on Sunday evening.

The actor says the moment he found out about the accusation, via a phone call from his then-agent, was one of "pure dread".

"When I finished the phone call I just sat there. It was just dread, pure dread," Jarratt said on the program.

"And then my daughter tapped me on the shoulder and said, what's up Papa?... And I said, "It's really bad, this is really bad, I've been accused of rape and it's going to be in the newspapers."

The woman who accused Jarratt told the court she was woken about 3am by him ripping off her bed covers and underwear before he pinned her down, covered her mouth with his hand and raped her.

Jarratt says the woman's description of the alleged rape was "absolutely ludicrous".

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