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Hollywood and Broadway Producer Scott Rudin Accused of 'Horrific' Abusive Behavior by Former Employees
Scott Rudin, a Hollywood producer and EGOT winner, is facing allegations of abuse, which were detailed by former staffers in a new report by The Hollywood ReporterIn a new report from The Hollywood Reporter, several of Rudin's former employees accused the 62-year-old producer and EGOT winner of violent outbursts on numerous occasions while they were working for both him and his production company, Scott Rudin Productions.
Actress/singerhas joined the outcry against producer , claiming he tried to find a way to legally fire her from a Broadway show when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Wilson spoke out in an interview withabout her experience working with Rudin on the 2015 Broadway comedy Fish in the Dark by Larry David.
The actress, the wife of actor Tom Hanks, said Rudin made her feel “worthless, unvaluable and replaceable” and said when she told him about her diagnosis with breast cancer, he complained that she would need time off during Tony voting season and asked to see her medical records.
UPDATE: Time’s Up Joins Actors’ Equity Calls On Broadway Producer Scott Rudin To Release Employees From NDAs
UPDATE: Tina Schen, president and CEO of the Time’s Up Foundation, added her voice today to those calling for producer Scott Rudin to release employees from prior non-disclosure agreements. “First and foremost, we owe a debt of gratitude to the brave employees who came forward with allegations of workplace bullying and harassment against Scott Rudin. For far too long, this abusive behavior has been a stepping stone to success in Hollywood and on Broadway — but those days are over.
The NY Times story added that Wilson received a call from her agent stating her surgeon needed to call the insurance adjuster immediately, per Rudin.
Wilson said she felt Rudin was trying to find a way to fire’ her “legally.”
“He is the kind of person who makes someone feel worthless, unvaluable and replaceable,” she said.
A Rudin spokesperson said Wilson had wanted to open the show and then leave, and denied any request to delay treatment.
Rudin said he is stepping back from his Broadway activities and yesterday revealed he has resigned from the the Broadway League.
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