WOLF Creek actor John Jarratt has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman on a Sydney beach in the 1970s but he "emphatically" denies the claim.
"Police are investigating an allegation of a historic sexual assault on Sydney's eastern beaches," a NSW Police spokeswoman said in a statement on Saturday.
"The allegations were reported to police earlier this month and relate to a matter from the 1970s."
The Daily Telegraph reports the woman made a statement to Shoalhaven police about a week ago.
Jarratt's representative said the 65-year-old "emphatically and completely denies the allegations of sexual assault".
"These allegations are completely unfounded and untrue," Ignite Elite Artists told The Telegraph in a statement.
Further comment has been sought from Jarratt's representative.
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