”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 said in a statement obtained 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 producer on “Moulin Rouge,” some of his other Broadway productions include “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Book of Mormon.”
Some of Rudin’s upcoming film productions include Netflix’s “The Woman in the Window.” A source with knowledge of the production told CNN that Rudin is no longer involved with A24’s “Red, White and Water,” starring Jennifer Lawrence, as well as “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand.
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