Catherine Zeta-Jones claims sexual misconduct claims against her husband Michael Douglas "devastated" her and her family.
Back in January, journalist Susan Braudy alleged that Douglas masturbated in front of her during a meeting in the late 1980s. At the time, she was a member of staff at his production company.
"Michael strode to me and said so that only I could hear, 'Yes. And then you can tell your friends you licked Michael Douglas' banana.' I was appalled," Braudy told the Hollywood Reporter back in January.
"Michael unzipped his chinos and I registered something amiss. Still complimenting my additions to our E.T. imitation, his voice lowered at least half an octave. I peered at him and saw he'd inserted both hands into his unzipped pants. I realized to my horror that he was rubbing his private parts. Within seconds his voice cracked and it appeared to me he'd had an orgasm."
Speaking in an interview to The Times of London Sunday, Zeta-Jones said:
“My children and I were profoundly devastated by those allegations... And I was torn about where my absolute morals lie. This woman came out of nowhere and accused my husband. I had a very big conversation with him, with the kids in the room, and said, ‘Do you understand if more comes out…’"
Not a lot of empathy for the victim. Zeta-Jones is choosing to stand by her man who had previously called the allegations “a complete lie, fabrication, no truth to it whatsoever.”
Is she right to stand by her man?