Catherine Zeta-Jones spoke out about Michael Douglas preemptively addressing allegations he sexually harassed a lady years in the past.
Zeta-Jones mentioned her husband is “110 p.c” in help of the motion in opposition to sexual harassment.
The Oscar winner instructed Leisure Tonight, “My response was that as two individuals who have been on this enterprise – him longer than me — was that we help ‘Me Too’ and the motion greater than anyone, anyone – me as a lady, him as a person, and there was no different approach than to be preemptive in a narrative that needed to be watched. He did an announcement, he did it. I feel it’s very clear the way in which that he stands. I can not elaborate on one thing that’s so very private to him.”
She mentioned there’s a cultural shift occurring.
“We’re seeing adjustments which have taken a few years to even be talked about. It’s a tremendous time for girls, and I actually need girls to recollect how robust we’re in numbers. That is going to die down. This isn’t going to be on the forefront of everybody’s thoughts eternally and ever and we’re going to need to be type to one another,” mentioned Zeta-Jones. “We will’t ask everybody else to be type to us until we’re type to one another.”
In a prolonged interview with Deadline on January ninth, Douglas opened up concerning the harassment allegations.
“It’s extraordinarily painful. I satisfaction myself on my repute on this enterprise, to not point out the lengthy historical past of my father and every part else. I don’t have skeletons in my closet, or anybody else who’s popping out or saying this. I’m bewildered why, after 32 years, that is popping out, now. As I say, I’ll fess as much as colourful language, however the challenge 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 assumed it stunk. And I attempted to determine, why the hell would anyone do that? The half that damage the worst is having to share one thing like this to your spouse and your youngsters.”
Douglas denies any wrongdoing.