Michael Douglas is attempting to get forward of a potential story accusing him of lewd conduct.
The Oscar-winning actor instructed Deadline former worker claims he “spoke raunchily or dirtily with buddies of mine” in entrance of her and masturbated in entrance of her greater than three many years in the past.
Whereas the girl’s allegations haven’t but been made public, Douglas mentioned he wished to concern a denial earlier than the claims had been printed.
“I’ll fess as much as colourful language, however the concern of masturbating in entrance of her? That rung is one thing I’ve solely heard concerning the final 12 months. It’s not an expression that associated to the ‘80s. So I believed it stunk,” he instructed Deadline.
“And I attempted to determine, why the hell would any person do that? The half that harm the worst is having to share one thing like this to your spouse and your kids. My children are actually upset, has to go to high school worrying that is going to be in some article about me, being a sexual harasser. They’re scared and really uncomfortable.”
Stars accused of sexual harassment and assault
Douglas has taken the other method to many of the Hollywood males just lately accused of sexual harassment and assault, selecting as a substitute to concern a press release earlier than the allegations.
However he mentioned that the wave of claims in opposition to males together with Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey have set a harmful precedent.
“I help the #metoo motion with all my coronary heart. I’ve at all times supported ladies, alongside the best way. That is the form of step that may set that motion again,” he instructed Deadline.
“Being accused, and not using a likelihood (to defend your self) in courtroom. To not even actually have the data in entrance of you, to have the ability to argue or defend your self. There isn’t any due course of, no likelihood of seeing proof in entrance of me from my accuser. It worries me.”