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Michael Douglas' accuser details sexual harassment


Michael Douglas' accuser Susan Braudy spoke out about her sexual misconduct allegations against the two-time Oscar victor on Friday's episode of Today.

'He thought he was the king of the world and that he could humiliate me without any repercussions, ' she said.

Braudy worked for Douglas's company Stonebridge Productions in the late 1980s.

Braudy claimed she endured "sexual harassment by Douglas that included near-constant profane and sexually charged dialogue, demeaning comments about her appearance, graphic discussions regarding his mistresses and more". Braudy recalled an incident in 1989 where she and Douglas were going over an E.T.-type of movie that apparently got Douglas all hot and bothered. Filed under "more" is an incident where Braudy said that Douglas masturbated in front of her without her permission.

She told NBC News' Kate Snow, who interviewed her for "Today", that she didn't know then that what she alleges Douglas did was a crime, and therefore didn't call the police.

"One of my friends said, 'You better not tell people about him.'" Braudy said.

In his preemptive denial to Deadline on January 9, Douglas said, "I'm bewildered why, after 32 years, this is coming out, now".

Douglas had already preempted the reports, which are thirty years old and which he vigorously denies.

About a week ago, Michael Douglas came forward to preemptively deny a sexual misconduct allegation against him. I bet she screams in the sack.' I protested, 'Please, don't talk like that.

He added, "I'm certainly regretful if she was offended by the language in the '80s", he said, adding later, "Finally, m. g in front of her?"




"That rung is something I've only heard about the previous year".

"I was told in the immediate aftermath - that day or the next", says Wolff in an email.

Braudy claims that she bolted for the door after realizing what had happened. I realized he thought he could do anything he wanted because he was so much more powerful than I was. "I was very scared".

"Michael unzipped his chinos and I registered something amiss".

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.

The Hollywood star responded by saying: "This is a complete lie, fabrication, no truth in it whatsoever". She immediately got up and ran out of the apartment towards the elevator while Michael then chased after her, saying, "Hey, thank you, you're good".

"My reaction was that as two people who have been in this business - him longer than me - was that we support "Me Too" and the movement more than anybody, anybody - me as a woman, him as a man", Zeta-Jones told Entertainment Tonight.

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

She claimed the manner in which he did so was "part of the problem, as is his pretext of victimisation".

During Douglas' interview, he suggested that Braudy had held a grudge against him and may have been "disgruntled" over her career.

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