Michael Douglas: 'no truth' to sexual misconduct allegation

Michael Douglas: 'no truth' to sexual misconduct allegation

When asked why he chose to come forward with this story in the first place, Douglas says he wanted to have control over his narrative, instead of responding while on the defensive.

Douglas denies ever blackballing her and strongly denies that he ever masturbated in front of her. "It pertains to me but I'm also getting a sense of how it reflects in our culture, and what is going on today". He said that his attorney was contacted by The Hollywood Reporter regarding the allegations of a former employee from over 30 years ago.

According to reports the woman is alleging that the Oscar winning actor used "colourful" language in front of her, as well as alleging that he masturbated in front of her. "My mother [the late Diana Dill] was an actress, and I myself [am] married to an actress [Catherine Zeta-Jones] and have been supportive of this movement wholeheartedly, through all my years". Three, she claims that I blackballed her from the industry and stopped her form getting another job'.

Douglas made a decision to approach Deadline with his story which he calls "a cautionary tale." .

Douglas went on to state that he's worked with women his entire life without issue and noted that he was a strong supporter of the #MeToo movement that's been standing against Hollywood's sexual harassment and assault.

He said that the reporter had told him that another outlet, Variety, was planning to run the story, and that he was "floored" that such a story could be chronicled in the press without "corroboration".

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Douglas said that if he did do something that was wrongful, he'd admit to it: "I'd confess to anything I thought I was responsible for".

Catherine Zeta-Jones husband, 73, has taken the bold step to sit down for a frank interview after a female ex-employee claimed he masturbated in front of her over 30 years go.

'I fired her eventually. for the work she was doing.

"I don't have skeletons in my closet, or anyone else who's coming out or saying this". "The part that hurt the worst is having to share something like this to your wife and your children".

"It has been a complete nightmare", he said.

The Oscar victor took the extraordinary step of speaking out to pre-empt an article by The Hollywood Reporter that has not yet been published. "If people from the industry called me to ask about her, I would have been honest, but I never blackballed her".

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