Scott Rudin Accuser Believes He Was Targeted After Coming Forward: ‘There Is a Cost to Speaking the Truth’

Last month, producer Andrew Coles spoke out against Scott Rudin, bringing to light disturbing allegations of workplace abuse.Once a development executive for Scott Rudin Productions, Coles, who is now a producer on projects like “Queen & Slim,” went on the record in the bombshell report that led to Rudin’s downfall, following decades of bullying and workplace harassment, which has been regarded as one of Hollywood’s long-running open secrets.After he accused Rudin of workplace abuse, Coles says he believes he was targeted in a possible effort to scare him into silence.Cole agreed to go on the record for the Hollywood Reporter’s Rudin report on April 5, which he says was set to be published two days later on April 7 — but by April 6, Cole says, news of the article leaked and word of the story started getting around town.“On April 6, someone called the mental health crisis

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