Michael Douglas' Former Employee Accuses Him Of Humiliating Sexual Harassment

Michael Douglas' Former Employee Accuses Him Of Humiliating Sexual Harassment

Braudy maintains that his indiscretions started with uncomfortable sexual discussions he'd have: talking about an affair with co-star Kathleen Turner, commenting on Braudy's sex life and her body.

In an interview with Today on Friday, she said, "He thought he was the king of the world and that he could humiliate me without any repercussions". The article details how Douglas used profane language, made sexually-charged comments about Braudy and his mistresses, and masturbated in front of her when she worked for his production company in the late '80s.

Ten days after Michael Douglas preemptively denied an accusation of sexual harassment, writer and former Douglas employee Susan Braudy went public with those allegations on national TV. Once, she says, he masturbated in front of her during a work meeting at his apartment: "He slid down to the floor, unbuckled his belt, and put his hand inside his pants, and I could see what he was doing", Braudy told Today.

"One of my friends said, 'You better not tell people about him.'" Braudy said. "I bet she screams in the sack".

"At no time then did she express or display even the slightest feeling of discomfort working in our environment, or with me personally", Douglas said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

It's been over 30 years since Susan Braudy worked for Michael Douglas.

While writing to the Hollywood Reporter, Braudy does reveal that she was let go from her job later in 1989, after Douglas presented her with a confidentiality agreement (that she did not sign).

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Douglas, a two-time Oscar victor, told Deadline earlier this month that he anticipated an upcoming report would contain an allegation by a former employee that he acted inappropriately in front of her about 32 years ago. "That is because at no time, and under no circumstance, did I behave inappropriately toward her". Then, Braudy claims she immediately closed her notebook and headed for the door.

Douglas told Mike Fleming Deadline last week, "I felt the need to get ahead of this".

Braudy said that she was so horrified that she ran out of the meeting back to her apartment.

Douglas's second wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, whom he married in 2000, addressed the allegations in a guest appearance on ABC talk show "The View".

Braudy added, "I realised he thought he could do anything he wanted because he was so much more powerful than I was". "And I was very scared". Two, she claims that in conversations I had in front of her, on the phone, that I spoke raunchily, or dirtily with friends of mine, in private conversations. 'Michael ran barefoot after me to the elevator, zipping his fly and buckling his belt.

Douglas admitted to using "colorful language", in front of Braudy, but said, "none of it was directed at her". But he also said he's always been a supporter of women's equality and now backs the #MeToo and Time's Up movements "with all my heart".

Responding to the actor's denial, Braudy told THR, "I believe this is part of the problem, as is his pretext of victimization".