Susan Braudy, Michael Douglas’ accuser, spoke with Kate Snow from NBC News on Friday, January 19th, in an interview which attempted to expose the alleged sexual misconduct of Michael Douglas. Reportedly, Braudy was his employee more than thirty years ago, and she worked for Michael’s production company for three years during the height of his career in the 1980’s.
During the chat, Susan claimed Michale thought he could “humiliate” her without any repercussions or consequences. While in the midst of a conversation at a table, Susan said Michael put his hands down his pants and began masturbating and she could “see what he was doing.”
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.
The Oscar winner, 73, denied all of the claims when The Hollywood Reporter and Variety contacted him about the story before he was even aware of the exact details.
Susan claims the Academy Award winner used “suggestive language” in front of her frequently and attempted to “blackball” her from the industry.
In fact, according to the woman, Douglas’ attempt was successful. After he fired her, Susan’s career was effectively over. In his statement, Douglas said it was a “complete lie,” and there was no truth to the charges at all.
Douglas stated none of his words were “directed at her.” In his defense, Douglas claims that if he did say inappropriate things, they were never directed at her. The actor said their working relationship wasn’t great, and he “moved on,” meaning, he fired her.
Additionally, Michael said the accusations against him are “extremely painful,” and even if he did do something terrible, he would undoubtedly admit wrongdoing.
However, her claims are egregious, and he doesn’t confess to them. The actor said we, as a society, should put more thought into our behavior before making accusations against people.