Michael Douglas Accuser Speaks Out: ‘People Were Frightened for Me’ (Video)

“He thought he was the king of the world and that he could humiliate me without any repercussions,” Susan Braudy says

Last Updated: January 19, 2018 @ 7:55 AM

Susan Braudy, the journalist and author accusing Michael Douglas of sexual misconduct, gave her first televised interview on Friday. “He thought he was the king of the world and that he could humiliate me without any repercussions,” she told “Today.”

Braudy said Douglas’ inappropriate behavior towards her occurred 30 years ago when she was employed by the actor.

“He slid down to the floor, unbuckled his belt, and put his hands inside his trousers. And I could see what he was doing,” she said. “And then he began to sort of fondle himself, and I was very scared.”

Braudy said that she had shared details of the incident with friends when it occurred, though she was advised by one not to say anything. “People were frightened for me,” she said.

On Thursday, The Hollywood Reporter published a story detailing Braudy’s accusations against Douglas, who preemptively denied her claims in an interview with Deadline last week, though he did reveal Braudy’s identity at the time.

Braudy told THR that while she was working for Douglas, he made demeaning comments about her appearance, used inappropriate sexual language when speaking to her and masturbated in front of her.

Douglas gave a statement to THR that include his assertion that “at no time then did she express or display even the slightest feeling of discomfort working in our environment, or with me personally. That is because at no time, and under no circumstance, did I behave inappropriately toward her.”

In his interview with Deadline, Douglas said: “I can’t believe that someone would cause someone else pain like this. Maybe she is disgruntled, her career didn’t go the way she hoped, and she is holding this grudge. It has caused tremendous stress to me for something I believe I have nothing to regret or feel responsible for.”

Representatives for Douglas did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Watch Braudy’s interview above.

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