Michael Douglas's former employee accused him of sexual harassment

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It's not clear if the actor was referring to her ideas about the E.T. imitation, but it's safe to assume it wasn't.

"Michael ran barefoot after me to the elevator, zipping his fly and buckling his belt".

"His voice lowered at least half an octave".

She told the Hollywood Reporter, which Douglas had mentioned specifically in his January 9 statement, that she closed her notebook and left the apartment immediately after seeing that he had both hands down his trousers and appeared to reach a climax within seconds. "I realized to my horror that he was rubbing his private parts", Braudy said. "Within seconds his voice cracked and it appeared to me he'd had an o****m", noted Douglas.


Braudy recalls that she then ran out the door.

And like the accusers in many other stories to come out against Hollywood actors, people allegedly told her that she better not tell anyone because it would negatively affect her career as well as that of the alleged perpetrator. "Hey, thank you, you're good".

She claims he masturbated in front of her, often used sexually charged language around the office, made "demeaning comments about her appearance and graphic discussions regarding his mistresses and more".

He regularly commented on her body, which prompted her to start wearing long, loose layers of black. Afterward, she said she left immediately. A woman named Susan Braudy shared this account with The Hollywood Reporter: "Michael unzipped his chinos and I registered something amiss", she wrote. She finished working for him later that year. "He thought he was the king of the world and that he could humiliate me without any repercussions", she said in an interview that aired Friday. I fired her eventually, for the work she was doing, but Three, she claims that I blackballed her from the industry and stopped her form getting another job. When Braudy asked Douglas to stop talking about her like that, he reportedly laughed in response.


Douglas stated none of his words were "directed at her".

About a week ago, Michael Douglas came forward to preemptively deny a sexual misconduct allegation against him. At no time then did she express or display even the slightest feeling of discomfort working in our environment, or with me personally. In his defense, Douglas claims that if he did say inappropriate things, they were never directed at her. As to colorful language, she may have overheard private conversations, and if she was offended, she could have excused herself. "Suggesting so does a true disservice to those who have actually endured sexual harassment and intimidation". He wanted to "get ahead of this" because he was upset at how this was affecting his family. I just couldn't put this together.

"I'd never heard there was a phenomenon called sexual harassment and didn't know the term until the Anita Hill hearings in 1991".

Susan Braudy, 76, spoke out a week after Douglas, 73, issued a pre-emptive denial. He did a statement. "And I was very scared", Braudy said in an interview with "Today". "I can not elaborate on something that's so very personal to him", she said. But in a written account of the incident for The Hollywood Reporter, Braudy said she was too intimidated to follow through with a complaint. She reckons this reaction is the reason many women don't come forward with their stories, and the same one that kept her quiet for thirty years.


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