Even as other Hollywood bullies have been shamed or sidelined, the uber-producer behind ‘The Social Network’ and Broadway’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ has been given a pass, and even lauded, for his volcanic behavior. Now, former employees are speaking out https://t.co/bzFNr4hF0W pic.twitter.com/CpaAuVmCvl— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) April 7, 2021
So this is an article that is worth a read but i will try my best to summarize some of the things this evil man put his staff through.
In 2012 he was mad one of his assistants failed to get him a seat on a sold out flight so he smashed an apple computer monitor on the asistants hand. The screen shattered and left the young man in need of immediate medical attention.
Another time he threw a glass bowl at a colleague, the bowl hit the wall and smashed everywhere. The colleague left in an ambulance due to a panic attack.
In 2018 he threw a baked potatoe at one of his assistant's head for not knowing why someone from Indie distributor A24 was in the office.
Ryan Nelson, who was one of Scott Rudin's executive assistants says he witnessed Scott Rudin throwing a stapler at a theater assistant and calling him a "retard".
"Every day was exhausting and horrific, not even the way he abused me, but watching the way he abused the people around me who started to become my very close friends. You're spending 14 hours a day with the same people, enduring the same abuse. It became this collective bond with these people." Says Nelson, who left the entertainment industry after dealing with Rudin.
Another assistant detailed a kitchen encounter with Rudin that devolved quickly: "He asked me to clean the kitchen. I told him, 'That's really not my job.' I had to do a bunch of other stuff that was urgent, the kitchen was not urgent. And then he flipped out, and he took his teacup, threw it, and it shattered and left a hole in the wall. I was like, 'I'm a human. This is a physical act of aggression.' "
Rudin would focus on hiring recent NYU grads because these are more prone to accept his abuse.
Whenever one of his assistants quit he goes to iMDb and takes away the credits they have accumulated while working for him.
Even after all of this, he still continues to work with the best. His next projects include Joel Coen's "The Tragedy of Macbeth", with Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, and Jennifer Lawrence's "Red, White and Water", both for A24.
A24 says they have no first look deal with Rudin yet they do collaborate often with him.
I suggest you read the whole thing, since i only posted half of the things his staff say about him and his temper.
ONTD, do you think it's about time this minimaly talented spoiled