Michael Douglas Preemptively Denies Sexual Misconduct Allegation
Written by broebling on January 12, 2018
In a new interview, Michael Douglas is denying what he says is an upcoming claim of sexual harassment against him. The veteran actor claims that The Hollywood Reporter is pursuing a story about him in which a former employee claims Douglas masturbated in front of her, used improper language in her company, and prevented her from getting other work in the entertainment industry. Douglas denied the allegation of a sexual nature and the claim of retaliation, though he added “I will fess up to colorful language.” Douglas also said his accuser is a woman who worked in development at his company approximately 32 years ago and was fired “for the work she was doing.” The actor said he chose to preemptively talk about the sexual harassment claim, in hopes of limiting the story’s potential impact.
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