Judd Apatow Warns ‘A Lot More Coming’ in Hollywood Sex Misconduct Scandal: ‘It’s Just the Beginning’
Producer-director Judd Apatow says there’s “a lot more” that’s going to come out about Hollywood’s pervasive sexual misconduct scandal in the coming months, even as some of the industry’s top figures, including Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and Louis C.K., have already been caught up in it.
In an extensive interview with Deadline released Friday, the Golden Globe-nominated producer of comedies like Knocked Up and Pineapple Express discussed what could be done to end the entertainment industry’s mistreatment of women.
While Apatow proposed several reforms for the industry, he warned that it could be some time before the flood of allegations against prominent figures subsides.
“This has been happening since the creation of the movie business—watch the documentary about Marilyn Monroe,” Apatow told Deadline. “The old studio heads expected all these women to sleep with them, and some version of that type of abuse continues to this day. It might not be with studio heads, but producers and other actors or actresses. The other day online, someone put up an article from 1945 with Maureen O’Hara complaining about this, in 1945. So, it’s a good thing that it’s being discussed, but there’s a lot more coming.”
The producer and director warned that it could be some time before the flood of allegations against prominent figures subsides.