Oscar-winning producer Scott Rudin allegedly smashed an Apple computer monitor on an assistant’s hand

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Ethan Coen (L), Scott Rudin, and Joel Coen (R) at the Oscars in 2008. Steve Granitz/WireImage
  • Producer Scott Rudin has been accused of violent behavior in a new story by The Hollywood Reporter.
  • A past assistant told THR that Rudin once smashed a computer monitor on another employee’s hand.
  • “We didn’t know that that sort of thing could happen in that office,” the assistant said.
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Multiple former employees have accused Academy Award-winning producer Scott Rudin of engaging in abusive behavior in a bombshell new article from The Hollywood Reporter.

Rudin, who’s produced films like “The Social Network,” “Uncut Gems,” and “Ladybird” throughout his decades-long career in Hollywood, was described as an “absolute monster” by an ex-employee, who said that he fired her for having Type 1 diabetes.

One of the report’s more shocking allegations involves a former Scott Rudin Productions assistant, who wasn’t able to book Rudin a seat on a sold-out flight. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rudin was so furious with the situation that he allegedly took an Apple computer monitor and smashed it on the employee’s hand.

Per THR, the assistant suffered an injury that required medical attention and went to the emergency room, while Rudin placed a call to his lawyer.

Andrew Coles, who worked as an assistant for Rudin in the past, told the outlet that he and other employees were “shocked” at the computer incident, which allegedly took place in 2012.

“It was a very intense environment, but that just felt different,” he said of the incident. “It was a new level of unhinged – a level of lack of control that I had never seen before in a workplace.”

“We didn’t know that that sort of thing could happen in that office,” Coles added. “We knew a lot could happen.”

According to Coles, the environment at Rudin’s company was so toxic that some people slept in the office, while others suffered from ulcers and hair loss because of the stress.

Representatives for Coles and Rudin didn’t immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.

The accusations against Rudin come amid a new reckoning with powerful men in Hollywood.

In recent months, writer-director Joss Whedon (who’s helmed films like Marvel’s “The Avengers”) has also been accused of unprofessional behavior by stars like Charisma Carpenter and Ray Fisher.