Hollywood 2021: Producer Scott Rudin Steps Back from Broadway

Scott Rudin to ‘Step Back’ From Broadway After Workplace Abuse Allegations

Scott Rudin at arrivals for 73rd
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Producer Scott Rudin has announced that he will “step back” from Broadway following allegations of abusive workplace behavior.

In a statement to the Washington Post on Saturday morning, Rudin apologized for his behavior and declared his departure: “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.”

Rudin continued: “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.”

Rudin’s statement comes after the publication of a Hollywood Reporter on April 7 that detailed the allegations of abuse and bullying, including alleged instances where Rudin threw a stapler and baked potato at workers and smashed a computer monitor on the hand of an assistant.