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Former Employees of Broadway Producer Scott Rudin Share Workplace Abuse Experiences

Several ex-Rudin staffers have gone on the record about volatile and 'traumatizing' past experiences. 

Former Employees of Broadway Producer Scott Rudin Share Workplace Abuse Experiences

Stage and screen producer Scott Rudin's abusive workplace behavior has been brought to light in a recent story by the Hollywood Reporter. The article speaks to several ex-Rudin staffers who detail volatile and 'traumatizing' past experiences. The stories of abuse range from verbal tirades, to throwing a laptop at a window, and even smashing a computer monitor on an assistant's hand.

Since its publication, True Grit EP Megan Ellison has also spoken out. "This piece barely scratches the surface of Scott Rudin's abusive, racist, and sexist behavior," she tweeted. "Similarly to Harvey, too many are afraid to speak out. I support and applaud those who did. There's good reason to be afraid because he's vindictive and has no qualms about lying."

BroadwayWorld has reached out for comment from Rudin's reps. Check back for updates.

Since his first Broadway producing credit for 1993's Face Value, Rudin has produced dozens of Broadway shows. He has won Tony Awards for The Ferryman, The Boys in the Band, Hello, Dolly!, The Humans, A View from the Bridge, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Skylight, A Raisin in the Sun, Death of a Salesman, The Book of Mormon, Fences, God of Carnage, The History Boys, Doubt, The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, Copenhagen, and Passion.

Rudin's current Broadway shows include West Side Story, To Kill a Mockingbird and The Book of Mormon. Before the onset fo the pandemic, he was due to open a revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and the West End transfer of The Lehman Trilogy. Rudin's next Broadway project is the upcoming revival of The Music Man, starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster.

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