Catherine Zeta-Jones supports husband Michael Douglas amid sexual harassment claims, says he's a #MeToo supporter

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Jan,16 2018 16:54:24 IST

Pasadena: Catherine Zeta-Jones says that husband Michael Douglas, who has denied allegations of sexual harassment, is a strong supporter of the #MeToo movement.

"Michael is 110 percent behind this movement," says Zeta-Jones, who noted that the 73-year-old Douglas is both the husband and son of actresses. "He's been in this business working creatively with women for over 50 years."

FILE - In this Dec. 9. 2016, file photo, actor Michael Douglas and his wife, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, attend a party at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Catherine Zeta-Jones said that her husband, who has denied allegations of sexual harassment, is a strong supporter of the #MeToo movement. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

File image of Michael Douglas and his wife, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones. AP

Zeta-Jones spoke on Sunday in Pasadena while promoting the TV movie Cocaine Godmother.

Earlier this month, Douglas issued what he called a pre-emptive denial of allegations, yet to be published, that he harassed an employee in the 1980s and damaged her career.

He acknowledged using "colourful language" but otherwise said the harassment story was a lie and that he was proud of his reputation.

Zeta-Jones did not directly address the allegations Sunday. But she said she was "very, very happy" with his statement and felt that he expressed himself "in a very, very concise, clear and personal manner."

Douglas' parents are the actors Kirk Douglas and Diana Douglas.

Updated Date: Jan 16, 2018 16:54 PM