I couldn’t agree more. Anyone who attempts to justify being friends with that woman (or any member of that family) is of questionable moral character. And his silence on Rudin only reinforces that perhaps Hugh ain’t so great a guy, after all.
He’s also missed a great opportunity here — he could have used this opportunity to become the father of, if nothing this movement, certainly this production (TMM). He could have said he’d personally assure a safe work space for the entire MM company. And that would have encouraged other performers and producers to do the same thing.