One other one who labored with acclaimed producer Scott Rudin is talking out about his alleged “abusive, racist and sexist habits.”
Annapurna Photos founder Megan Ellison took to Twitter on Wednesday to spice up the claims made in opposition to Rudin by former staffers, who claimed to The Hollywood Reporter that he bodily and mentally abused individuals underneath his make use of and wasn’t shy about maliciously focusing on the careers of up-and-coming producers who crossed him.
Ellison, who beforehand labored with Rudin on the Joel and Ethan Coen film “True Grit” in 2010, took to Twitter to accuse Rudin of extra poisonous habits than was outlined within the article and in contrast him to disgraced film mogul and convicted rapist, Harvey Weinstein.
“This piece barely scratches the floor of Scott Rudin’s abusive, racist, and sexist habits. Equally to Harvey, too many are afraid to talk out. I assist and applaud those that did,” she wrote. “There’s good motive to be afraid as a result of he’s vindictive and has no qualms about mendacity.”
Based on IndieWire, Ellison is coming from a spot of private expertise when she compares working with Rudin to Weinstein. She additionally labored with the imprisoned producer on titles like “Lawless,” “The Grasp” and “Killing Them Softly.”
The outlet additionally notes that this isn’t her first time condemning the habits of Rudin publicly.
In 2014, shortly after a leak uncovered emails from Sony workers, Rudin’s emails during which he referred to her as “a bipolar 28-year-old lunatic” have been uncovered. On the time, Ellison was making an attempt to get entangled within the “Steve Jobs” film that he was producing by Sony. The e-mail from Rudin additionally implied that Ellison wanted to take “meds” with a view to be a viable producer on the movie.
“Bipolar 28 12 months outdated lunatic..?” Ellison responded on Twitter on the time. “I all the time considered myself extra as eccentric.”
Rudin is an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award-winning producer on hit motion pictures like “The Social Community,” “There Will Be Blood” and “No Nation for Outdated Males.” He’s additionally behind TV reveals like “What We Do within the Shadows” and “The Newsroom.” In the meantime, his theater producing credit embrace the Tony-winning 2018 adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
Nonetheless, within the expose from The Hollywood Reporter, a number of ex-staffers allege that the engine that runs Rudin’s success in Hollywood is constructed on the alleged laborious labor and traumatization of an ever-changing roster of younger staffers who’re topic to fixed abuse from the 62-year-old producer that usually turns bodily.
Within the article, a number of ex-staffers, a few of whom declined to be talked about by title for concern of profession retribution, detailed events during which Rudin allegedly subjected them to situations and tantrums that they described as abusive.
A rep for Rudin didn’t immediatley return Fox Information’ request for remark.