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Michael Douglas' accuser finally reveals details of 'incident'

Michael Douglas' accuser finally reveals details of 'incident'

Braudy's accusations emerge a little over a week after Douglas preemptively told Deadline he expected to be accused of sexual misconduct and denied any wrongdoing, calling it a "complete lie, fabrication". She was sacked not long after that. "You helped me, thank you, thank you".

Braudy claims Douglas masturbated in front of her.

His wife, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, stood by Douglas, telling People in a separate interview that "it's very clear the way he stands" while simultaneously heralding the #MeToo movement.

She said that Douglas had already made remarks about her appearance and engaged in "sexually charged dialogue" when he called her into his NY flat for a meeting. She also alleges that she told 3 friends at the time, including Michael Wolff, who's new book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House recently shined new light on President Donald Trump's administration.

The actor - Hollywood royalty as the son of actor Kirk Douglas - "thought he was the king of the world and that he could humiliate me without any repercussion", writer Susan Braudy told NBC News in an interview.

She told the Hollywood Reporter, which Douglas had mentioned specifically in his January 9 statement, that she closed her notebook and left the apartment immediately after seeing that he had both hands down his trousers and appeared to reach a climax within seconds. When she asked him to not talk that way, she said he laughed off her complaint. I never blackballed her.

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Douglas added that "coarse language or overheard private conversations with my friends that may have troubled her are a far cry from harassment".

Douglas, 73, is the latest big-name celebrity accused of seamy behavior since a sexual harassment watershed began with the downfall of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein in 2017. This individual [Braudy] is an industry veteran, a senior executive, a published novelist and an established member of the women's movement - someone with a strong voice now, as well as when she worked at my company more than three decades ago. "I've had no contact with her, in thirty-plus years". He also suggested that Braudy may be attacking him because she's disappointed her career didn't go the way she was hoping it would. He did a statement.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight Sunday, Zeta-Jones voiced her support for her husband, especially his decision to speak out ahead of Braudy sharing her story first.

After the incident, Braudy claimed, "I said nothing". She told the "Today" show that he would make sexually suggestive comments toward her and once began to "fondle himself" in front of her. "I was very scared".

Braudy credits the post-Weinstein reckoning for convincing her to finally tell her story publicly. "These are some reasons why so many women don't come forward with their stories - Lord knows it's taken 30 years and a movement for me to gather my courage".


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