Hugh Jackman speaks out in wake of allegations against producer Scott Rudin
”I want to say how much I respect and applaud the people that have spoken up about their experience working with Scott Rudin. It takes an enormous amount of courage and strength to stand up and state your truth,” Jackman stated in a declaration gotten by CNN. “This has started a conversation that is long overdue, not just on Broadway, and the entertainment industry, but across all workforce. The most important voice we needed to hear from was Scott Rudin. He has now spoken up and stepped away from The Music Man. I hope and pray this is a journey of healing for all the victims and community. We are currently rebuilding The Music Man team and are aspiring to be an environment that is not only safe, but ensures everyone is seen, heard and valued. This is something that is and has always been very important to me.”
While Rudin is not a manufacturer on “Moulin Rouge,” a few of his other Broadway productions consist of “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Book of Mormon.”
A few of Rudin’s upcoming movie productions consist of Netflix’s “The Woman in the Window.” A source with understanding of the production informed CNN that Rudin is no longer included with A24’s “Red, White and Water,” starring Jennifer Lawrence, along with “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.