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Producer Scott Rudin Says He'll 'Step Back' from Broadway After Allegations of Workplace Abuse

Producer Scott Rudin Says He'll 'Step Back' from Broadway After Allegations of Workplace Abuse

Scott Rudin, a producer of both movies and Broadway shows, says he will “step back” from his theatrical productions after he was accused of workplace abuse.

The 62-year-old producer is one of just 16 people who have completed the EGOT feat – winning an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony.

Rudin is the winner of 17 Tony Awards and he has received nominations at the awards show nearly every year for the past two decades. Many people in the Broadway community have been calling for action to be taken against him and Tony winner Karen Olivo even decided to quit her musical Moulin Rouge due to the industry’s non-response to the allegations.

Now, Rudin is apologizing for his behavior and saying he’ll step back from Broadway.

Click inside to read the statement…

“Much has been written about my history of troubling interactions with colleagues, and I am profoundly sorry for the pain my behavior caused to individuals, directly and indirectly,” he said in a statement to the Washington Post.

Rudin added, “After a period of reflection, I’ve made the decision to step back from active participation on our Broadway productions, effective immediately. My roles will be filled by others from the Broadway community and in a number of cases, from the roster of participants already in place on those shows.”

Read all about the allegations that Rudin is facing right now.

The highly anticipated production that Rudin has been working on is the revival of The Music Man, starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster.

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