Broadway movie producer Scott Rudin has admitted to hurting lots of people as allegations of abusive, racist, and sexist behavior mount. Numerous staff and employees revealed that Rudin abused them physically and emotionally, and some were even admitted to hospitals following aggressive encounters with the Broadway lord.
Many employees and associates confessed to the abuse they have suffered from Rudin over many decades, and many others made their revelations anonymously out of fear of reprisal. Megan Ellison quoted many people to say that Rudin is vindictive and a pathological liar, while The Hollywood Reporter said he has a volcanic behavior.
“This piece barely scratches the surface of Scott Rudin’s abusive, racist, and sexist behavior,” said Megan Ellison, the CEO of Annapurna. “Similarly to Harvey [Weinstein], too many are afraid to speak out. I support and applaud those who did. There’s good reason to be afraid because he’s vindictive and has no qualms about lying.”
Some of Rudin’s staff recalled that in 2012, the award-winning movie producer smashed a computer monitor on an assistant for his inability to secure Rudin a seat on a sold-out flight. The assistant was rushed to the emergency room of a hospital for treatment. A former staff, Caroline Rugo, said Rudin smashed a laptop against a window in a fit of anger one day and smashed a glass bowl at another colleague on another occasion, Washington Post reports.
A former executive assistant, Ryan Nelson, said there was a time Rudin called him a retard and also threw a stapler at a theater assistant. A former staff of Rudin, Andrew Coles, said it was horrific and exhausting working with Rudin and that he was always “unhinged”. He said that Rudin suffered from “a level of lack of control that I had never seen before in a workplace.”
While Rudin would not mention specific cases of his abusive excesses, he admitted that he has caused a lot of people pain and will take active steps to address his errant behavior – something he should have done many years ago, he stated.
“Much has been written about my history of troubling interactions with colleagues, and I am profoundly sorry for the pain my behavior caused to individuals, directly and indirectly,” Rudin stated and further disclosed that he will be “taking steps that I should have taken years ago to address this behavior.”
Rudin is the producer of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “The Book of Mormon,” “The Woman in the Window,” “No Country for Old Men,” “Ex Machina” and “The Social Network” and many other popular movies.