Catherine Zeta-Jones Stands By Husband Michael Douglas Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims

no title

Catherine Zeta-Jones is supporting her husband no matter what.

As we reported last week, after hearing a former employee was shopping around a story, Michael Douglas did an interview with Deadline to preemptively deny her sexual misconduct claims.

The unnamed woman allegedly says the now-73-year-old used colorful and raunchy language in front of (but not at) her, blackballed her from industry jobs after she was fired, and masturbated in front of her. The Basic Instinct star apologized for the first allegation but denies the latter two, saying there is “no truth to it whatsoever.”

Related: Michael Douglas Apologizes To Val Kilmer For Cancer Claims!

On Sunday, Zeta-Jones attended Lifetime’s Television Critics Association press day to promote Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story where she opens up about her spouse’s controversy.

According to quotes obtained by ET Online, the 48-year-old actress said:

“My reaction was that as two people who have been in this business — him longer than me — was that we support #MeToo and the movement more than anybody, anybody — me as a woman, him as a man… And there was no other way than to be preemptive in a story that had to be watched. He did a statement, he did it. I think it’s very clear the way that he stands. I cannot elaborate on something that’s so very personal to him.”

In fact, the Chicago thespian — who attended the 2018 Golden Globes in a black dress — is amazed by all the “changes” that are happening because of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements.

“We’re seeing changes that have taken many years to even be talked about. It’s an amazing time for women, and I really want women to remember how strong we are in numbers. This is going to die down. This is not going to be at the forefront of everyone’s mind forever and ever and we’re going to have to be kind to each other. We can’t ask everyone else to be kind to us unless we’re kind to each other… I have a daughter [14-year-old daughter Carys] and I instill [empowerment] in her every single day.”

Douglas believes the “blogger” accuser is potentially “trying to get a book deal,” or to possibly seek revenge because “her career didn’t go the way she hoped.”

[Image via Ivan Nikolov/WENN.]

Jan 15, 2018 6:50pm PDT

Related Posts

More Like This