Michael Douglas had '50 slang words' for his penis, accuser says


A woman accused Michael Douglas of sexually inappropriate behavior Friday, alleging the veteran actor repeatedly harassed her when she worked at his production company in the 1980s.

“I think he just thought he was so powerful he thought he could do anything,” writer Susan Braudy told “Today” in her first on-camera interview about the alleged incidents. “He would repeat things that he said to Jack Nicholson, who he loved to talk to on the phone about such things as the 50 slang words for his private parts.”

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The Oscar-winning actor was at the height of his career, starring in movies like “Wall Street” and “Fatal Attraction,” when he repeatedly used inappropriate sexual language, his then-employee said.

The behavior escalated until a meeting with Douglas at his New York apartment in 1989, according to Braudy.

She said that Douglas “unbuckled his belt and put his hand inside his trousers.”

Braudy added: “I could see what he was doing … and then he began to sort of began to fondle himself.”

The incident made her “very uncomfortable,” she said. “I knew things weren’t supposed to be this way.”

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Braudy, who has written for publications including The New York Times, Newsweek and The Atlantic, said she became “panicked” and “ran for the door.”

Braudy said she told several friends at the time but was afraid to speak out.

She didn’t contact the police because she “didn’t think he’d broken a law.”