Bad Hair Day: Ben Vereen claims sexual harassment allegations arose from effort to replicate themes of musical Hair

Broadway star Ben Vereen had actress strip naked and get in his hot tub then asked for oral sex she says, as multiple women claim Tony-winning bigamist harassed them during Hair production

‘I would like to apologize directly to the female cast members of the musical Hair for my inappropriate conduct when I directed the production in 2015,’ said Veren.

He went on to state: ‘While it was my intention to create an environment that replicated the themes of that musical during the rehearsal process, I have since come to understand that it is my conduct, not my intentions, which are relevant here.

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  • WildWelshWoman

    As with all the other sexual deviants that have recently been outed in the media, Ben Vereen is sorry because he got busted, not for what he did.

  • Hard Little Machine

    and that’s back in the golden age of muff.

  • andycanuck

    It’s just method acting. Sounds true to me.

  • Watchman

    All these women should be grateful he didn’t work on stage productions involving the Holocaust, the Cambodian Killing Fields, the Holodomor or the Rape of Nanking.

  • Alain

    The guy may indeed be a complete pig, but honestly all these sexual harassment claims well after the fact should be considered the rubbish they are. Unless those women were forced to strip and do whatever, they had a choice to make. They it seems preferred to go along until now. Even as a male when I was young and working, I once chose to leave a job because my female supervisor wanted me to bed her or else. Choices and actions always have consequences, so forgive me for not jumping on this latest feminist war against men.

    • Uncommunist

      Ditto.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Ka-Ching. Been there, done that. In my case, she would park her Mercedes nearby our home and “observe” for hours at a time. We didn’t even use the verb “stalk” at the time. Utterly freaked my wife out. I had no moral choice at the time but to quit and move.

      • Alain

        At least my case was not that bad, I mean there was no stalking involved, only that for me to continue in my job meant I had to bed her. I quit and she was rather vindictive because she refused to give the stamps required at the time for unemployment. I had to lodge a complaint for them to force her to provide the bloody stamps. Also, I quickly found another job, so I never considered it too big of a deal. I certainly was not “traumatised” for life like these feminists.

        Oh, I almost forgot that well before that situation I was working in communications with an international company where my male boss tried making advances on me. He had invited me to one of parties which I declined resulting in a less than friendly treatment at work. Then he started hovering around me (actually invading my personal space) when I was sitting at my work station. I said that I was sorry but could not work with someone standing close behind me, and he left finally in a huff. At least I was able to stay in that job until I have a better opportunity to move on. Looking back I think it was rather funny, since at the time when it began I was so naive it took a lot for me to figure out what was going on. Had he dropped me or something like that, the light would have come on pronto.

        • Justin St.Denis

          I was thankful for an understanding wife who actually believed me when I explained that there was there crazy old bitch at work who happened to be a senior VP who seemed to have developed an obsession over me. We hadn’t been married for that long at the time, and had a young son. Oddly, neither of us thought of any legal recourse I might have. I looked after quitting and finding a new job on my side while she got us a new address and coordinated our move on hers. Teamwork! 😉

  • Shebel

    Don’t worry about it.
    Some people are just Constant victims.

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  • Jay Currie

    So cute…Thank goodness it was not a re-staging of “Oh Calcutta”.