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michael douglas issues pre-emptive denial over 'sex claim'

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michael douglas issues pre-emptive denial over 'sex claim'

image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption michael douglas described the situation as a "nightmare" michael douglas has spoken out to deny a claim of improper sexual conduct, before it has even been made public.the hollywood star said he "felt the need to get ahead" of the situation and to share his "concerns" before a story was published. he said a former employee was accusing him of performing a sex act in front of her more than 30 years ago.douglas told deadline: "this is a complete lie, fabrication, no truth to it whatsoever."he said his lawyer contacted him in december, telling him a media outlet was planning to run a story about the woman's claims. douglas said the woman was also alleging he "blackballed" her so she couldn't get another job after he fired her, that he used "colourful language" in front of her and "spoke raunchily" in private conversations with his friends on the phone.'no skeletons in closet'"it's extremely painful," said douglas, describing the situation as a "nightmare". "i pride myself on my reputation in this business, not to mention the long history of my father and everything else. i don't have skeletons in my closet, or anyone else who's coming out or saying this. i'm bewildered why, after 32 years, this is coming out, now."he said he "had the choice of waiting for a story to come out" and trying to defend himself, or to "share with the public, a little ahead of the story, my thoughts and concerns".image copy...