PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Catherine Zeta-Jones says that husband Michael Douglas, who has denied allegations of sexual harassment, is a strong supporter of the #MeToo movement.
“Michael is 110 percent behind this movement,” says Zeta-Jones, who noted that the 73-year-old Douglas is both the husband and son of actresses. “He’s been in this business working creatively with women for over 50 years.”
Zeta-Jones spoke Sunday in Pasadena while promoting the TV movie “Cocaine Godmother.”
Earlier this month, Douglas issued what he called a pre-emptive denial of allegations, yet to be published, that he harassed an employee in the 1980s and damaged her career.
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He acknowledged using “colorful language” but otherwise said the harassment story was a lie and that he was proud of his reputation.
Zeta-Jones did not directly address the allegations Sunday. But she said she was “very, very happy” with his statement and felt that he expressed himself “in a very, very concise, clear and personal manner.”
Douglas’ parents are the actors Kirk Douglas and Diana Douglas.