It is as prevelant onstage as it is offstage. I could tell you horror stories of verbal abuse, sexual harrassment and body-shaming during my years as a performer. But you learn from a very young age to take it in stride because you know there are thousands of others who would trade places with you in a second. I think we can all agree that it is a pretty f'd up state of affairs and a horrible thing to go along with but sadly, it was just the way the biz is/was in my experience.
However, I didn't expect as much of a poisonous atmosphere in the creative offices. That did surprise me and saddened me because it was just so not necessary. As bad as the bosses could be, the co-workers/fellow underlings were even worse. I knew that to be successful I would have to become as ruthless and nasty as one of them and that is the last thing I would ever allow so I got the hell out.
I hope, if the allegations are true, that Rudin gets his just desserts and that others in the field take the hint.