Michael Douglas' sexual harassment accuser tells her story for first time

20 January, 2018, 04:18 | Author: Raquel Nash
  • Michael Douglas' Accuser Claims 'He Was Rubbing' His Privates In Front Of Her

Earlier this month, the 73-year-old actor preemptively denied sexual misconduct allegations after he received word that a former employee was accusing him of masturbating in front of her almost three decades ago.

A story in the Hollywood Reporter said, "While Douglas, whose star in the late '80s was rising thanks to the hits Fatal Attraction and Wall Street, was not often in NY, when he was, Braudy writes, she "did my best to shrug off the cloud of sexual aggression that Michael reflexively emitted".

Douglas has already denied the allegations, issuing a preemptive statement in which he described the story as "an unfortunate and complete fabrication".

FILE - In this February 26, 2016 file photo, U.S actor Michael Douglas arrives at the 41st French Cesar Awards Ceremony, in Paris.

Braudy alleged that, during her employment under Douglas in the 1980s, the actor subjected her to profane comments and masturbated in front of her.

"One of my friends said you better not tell people about him", Braudy said in an interview with NBC that aired on the "Today" show Friday.

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Braudy, a journalist and author, says Douglas unbuckled his belt, put his hand into his pants and fondled himself in her presence. Braudy protested this remark that she says Douglas made in front of everyone, telling him, "Please, don't talk like that".

Last week, Douglas gave an interview to the website Deadline, in which he said he had become aware that a woman had gone to possibly two other industry publications to pitch her story, including the allegation that he masturbated in front of her. He also referred to the 1989 incident as "a complete lie, fabrication, no truth to it whatsoever".

His wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, meanwhile, shared her support for Douglas earlier this week while also supporting the anti-harassment movement #MeToo.

Braudy said Douglas commented on her appearance so much that she started showing up to work dressed in black. 'He asked a producer: 'Why does Susan dress like a pregnant nun?' Another time I laughed loudly and he shouted to a group of agents: 'Oh yeah, she's a screamer! "'Keep saying your lawyer is out of town.' So Michael waited six months for my lawyer 'to return.'" She never signed the agreement. 'Michael ran barefoot after me to the elevator, zipping his fly and buckling his belt. "And then you can tell your friends you licked Michael Douglas" banana.' I was appalled". "And then he began to sort of fondle himself and I was very scared", Braudy said on "Today", reiterating claims she made to THR. He recalled using "colorful language" in Braudy's presence but denied that it was ever aimed at her. "You helped me, thank you, thank you".

She said she supported "110 percent" the Time's Up and #MeToo movements against sexual misconduct. "My mother was an actress, and I myself married to an actress and have been supportive of this movement wholeheartedly, through all my years". She also has a 1993 letter from the California Women's Law Center showing she inquired about remedies for sexual harassment in the workplace (read it here), though she says she was too intimidated to follow through with a complaint.



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