'He Inserted Hands Into His Pants': Michael Douglas Accused of Sexual Harassment

Susan Braudy claims that Michael Douglas sexually harassed her when she worked for his production company in the 1980s

Susan Braudy claims that Michael Douglas sexually harassed her when she worked for his production company in the 1980s

Now the accuser, Susan Braudy (who previously ran the NY office of Douglas' production company), has finally come forward in a piece from the Hollywood Reporter, which was penned by the publication's editorial director.

Further recalling the alleged incident that occurred at Douglas' home, she continued, "He slid down the floor, unbuckled his belt and put his hand inside his pants and I could see what he was doing". 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. "You helped me, thank you, thank you". "Finally, masturbating in front of her?"

Mr Douglas has already denied the allegations, as after being contacted by a reporter saying a woman had made allegations about him, he said he had the choice of waiting for a story to come out or try to share his "thoughts and concerns" with the public in advance.

Braudy ran out of the room and straight to the elevator, where Douglas, she alleges, caught up with her and thanked her for helping him.

She said that she had discussed the alleged incident with friends, but that they had cautioned her away from speaking out at the time.

A former employee of Michael Douglas has described how she says she was sexually harassed by the actor - more than a week after he issued a pre-emptive denial of the claims.

During that time, she says he was a awful boss who made demeaning comments about her looks and constantly used "sexually charged dialogue". "I started to feel serious, serious stirrings here for this man", she said at the Guardian Hay Festival in Wales. "This is a complete lie, fabrication, no truth to it whatsoever". Afterward, she said she left immediately.

In her first interview, Braudy revealed that she bolted from Douglas' apartment after the masturbating incident in tears.

"Coarse language or overheard private conversations with my friends that may have troubled her are a far cry from harassment", he continued. The allegations arrive a little over a week after Douglas gave an interview to Deadline in which he attempted to get ahead of the T.H.R. story: "I'm bewildered why, after 32 years, this is coming out, now", he said at the time.

'Suggesting so does a true disservice to those who have actually endured sexual harassment and intimidation'.

She wrote: "Michael unzipped his chinos and I registered something amiss". Michael strode to me and said so that only I could hear, "Yes". Douglas also flatly denied all the allegations over the course of the interview, while his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, did the same in an interview with People: "There was no other way than to be pre-emptive in a story that had to be watched".

"I support the #metoo movement with all my heart".

"I believe this is part of the problem, as is his pretext of victimization", she said in a phone conversation with Belloni. "They're scared and very uncomfortable". "I vowed I'd never be alone with him again".

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