Allegations (from actress Yael Stone) include the following:
*That Rush almost immediately began sending her a series of inappropriate and sexualised text messages, dressed up in what she called “high falutin language”.
*That Rush invaded her personal space in their shared dressing room, including requesting that she help remove his sweaty costume and once crawling underneath the dressing table to sleep next to her while she napped between performances.
*That he once stripped off his clothes and danced naked in front of her, without her permission.
*That he held a shaving mirror over a shower cubicle to spy on her while she was showering inside.
According to the article, several friends and family of the actress confirm that she told them about these instances at the time they occurred, and her diary entries also corroborate them.
Rush has denied the allegations, and offered the following apology: “Clearly Yael has been upset on occasion by the spirited enthusiasm I generally bring to my work. I sincerely and deeply regret if I have caused her any distress. This, most certainly, has never been my intention.”
That’s one of the most pathetic non-apologies I’ve ever seen for this sort of accusation.
Fuck each and every last harasser and abuser out there. Even the enormously talented ones.