The American actor took the lead and discussed this matter before it came out in the media.

Could Hollywood see another of his big actors fall after Kevin Spacey and Dustin Hoffman in particular? Michael Douglas, 73 today, told Deadline that he was accused by a woman who worked for his company 32 years ago of masturbating in front of her. This person reportedly told this story to The Hollywood Reporter, who sought a comment from the accused. It was before Christmas, and this allowed Michael Douglas to understand that his name would soon be mentioned alongside the other ” pigs ” of the 7th American art. Even before the case breaks out and his name comes out, theWall Street has taken the lead and denounced ” a complete lie, a manufacturing without truth or near or far .”

 I tried to remember …

” I got a message from my lawyer that The Hollywood Reporter was about to release an article about one of my former employees that I worked with 32 years ago, ” says the actor at the Deadline site. ” She said I was masturbating in front of her, so my lawyer asked me, ‘Do you want to react in the article?’ I said ‘yes, let me talk to the reporter’. then I tried to remember my life thirty-two years ago, I remembered that sophisticated, intelligent woman with a good sense of humor, a woman who wrote news, who wrote books, and who was a feminist, proud to be, I was shaken. I did not understand how she could say that. ”

” For the language I was able to hold in front of her, I’m sorry,” he adds, bouncing on the fact that he was supposedly purposely talking about sex in front of her while he was on the phone with friends. None of my words were intended for her. Besides, she did not say that I had sent to him. I was in my office and it is the tone that I have with my friends. It were private conversations and even if I could have a special language, she could leave the room. “Seeking to understand why this former employee talks today, Michael Douglas thinks that it” has maybe not supported that [I] let her go. ”

My children are terrified

” I have never harassed or assaulted this woman, nor anyone else, I am proud of my reputation in the film industry, ” said the actor who became grandfather for the first time just recently. This is all the more painful for Michael Douglas that he is not the only one to suffer from this testimony. ” It also affects my wife[ Catherine Zeta-Jones ] and my kids [he’s talking about the youngest kids, Carys, 14, and Dylan, 17.] They’re very angry, they have to go to school with the I’m afraid there will be an article about me saying that I’m a sexual abuser, they’re terrified . ”

For now, The Hollywood Reporter has not published the article or responded to comments by Michael Douglas.