Scott Rudin says he plans to resign from Broadway League amid mounting bullying allegations


Famed producer Scott Rudin mentioned he plans to resign from the Broadway League as allegations that he bullied and manipulated staffers over time proceed to pile towards him.

Rudin, 62, has been accused of abusing his staff by a number of individuals claiming to have labored with him.

Earlier this month, Annapurna Photos founder Megan Ellison described his conduct as “abusive, racist and sexist” after a number of individuals who labored with him claimed to The Hollywood Reporter that he bodily and mentally abused individuals below his make use of and wasn’t shy about maliciously concentrating on the careers of up-and-coming producers who crossed him.

On Saturday, Rudin shared his plan to resign from the Broadway League in a written response he gave to The New York Occasions. The outlet revealed extra claims of his alleged abusive conduct in direction of assistants, staffers, interns, and even stars from previous movies he produced, together with Rita Wilson, Adam Rapp and Sarah Ruhl.

In line with the outlet, Rudin shared he was “profoundly sorry” for his conduct and mentioned he intends to resign from the Broadway commerce affiliation.

FAMED PRODUCER SCOTT RUDIN ACCUSED BY EX-STAFFERS OF BULLYING, ABUSE: ‘A CASUAL DISREGARD FOR HUMANS RIGHTS’

Producer Scott Rudin accepts the 2011 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Movement Photos onstage in the course of the twenty second Annual Producers Guild Awards at The Beverly Hilton lodge.
(Kevin Winter/Getty Pictures for Producers Guild)

“I do know apologizing will not be, by any means, sufficient,” he mentioned. “In stepping again, I intend to work on my points and accomplish that absolutely conscious that many will really feel that that is too little and too late.”

Reps for Rudin and the Broadway League didn’t instantly return Fox Information’ requests for remark.

In line with Playbill, the league represents Broadway producers, theatre homeowners, and different business leaders.

Final week, Rudin issued an announcement sharing his plan to step again from his theater work.

“After a interval of reflection, I’ve made the choice to step again from energetic participation on our Broadway productions, efficient instantly. My roles shall be crammed by others from the Broadway neighborhood and in plenty of instances, from the roster of members already in place on these reveals,” Rudin mentioned in an announcement.

SCOTT RUDIN WILL ‘STEP BACK’ AFTER ALLEGATIONS OF BULLYING

“A lot has been written about my historical past of troubling interactions with colleagues, and I’m profoundly sorry for the ache my conduct brought on to people, immediately and not directly. I’m now taking steps that I ought to have taken years in the past to handle this conduct,” he continued.

Rudin was set to provide “The Music Man” that includes Hugh Jackman. In an interview this week, the actor spoke up about Rudin stepping down from the undertaking.

“A very powerful voice we would have liked to listen to from was Scott Rudin, he has now spoken up and stepped away from ‘The Music Man.’ I hope and pray this can be a journey of therapeutic for all of the victims and the neighborhood,” Jackman’s assertion continued. “We’re presently rebuilding the ‘Music Man’ group and are aspiring to create an setting that’s not solely protected, however ensures that everybody is seen, heard and valued. That is one thing that’s and has at all times been essential to me,” the Tony winner concluded.

The revelations in The Hollywood Reporter additionally prompted the performers’ unions SAG-AFTRA, Actors Fairness and the American Federation of Musicians Native 802 to come back collectively condemn unlawful harassment and harassment that creates a poisonous work setting for leisure staff. 

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The revelations additionally prompted Tony Award-winner Karen Olivo to tug out of returning to “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” as soon as it reopens.

A protest March on Broadway additionally befell on Thursday. There’s additionally a marketing campaign to steer the Actors’ Fairness Affiliation so as to add Rudin to a Do Not Work checklist.

Fox Information’ Tyler McCarthy and the Related Press contributed to this report.

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