Actor Casey Affleck has apologised for the “unprofessional atmosphere” on the set of his 2010 film I Am Nonetheless Here.
“I behaved in a way, and that i allowed others to behave in a way that was actually unprofessional, and that i’m sorry,” he informed the Related Press.
The Oscar winner used to be sued by means of two feminine crew members who accused him of sexual harassment while working on the mockumentary film, which he directed.
Affleck denied the allegations and the court cases have been settled out of court.
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“That I Was ever occupied with a battle that resulted in a lawsuit is one thing that i actually be apologetic about,” he said.
Image copyright Getty Pictures Image caption Jodie Foster and Jennifer Lawrence presented the most productive actress Oscar to Frances McDormand
Affleck, the more youthful brother of Hollywood superstar Ben, also stated that turning down a presenting role at this year’s Oscars were “the right thing to do”.
Having won the most efficient actor award in 2017 for Manchester by means of the ocean, the 42-yr-vintage were expected to look at this 12 months’s ceremony to offer the best actress prize.
Following his withdrawal, the statuette was once as an alternative offered to Frances McDormand by means of Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster.
“Given everything that was once happening in our tradition at the second… having incredible women go provide the best actress award felt like the correct factor,” he instructed AP’s Lindsey Bahr.
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In his first extensive interview in view that pulling out of this year’s Oscars, Affleck addressed the worries of the #MeToo motion and said he “needed to keep his mouth close and concentrate”.
“Girls have been underrepresented and underpaid and objectified and faded and humiliated and belittled in a bazillion ways,” he said.
“No-one was in point of fact making too much of a fuss about it, myself included, till there were a couple of women with the type of braveness and knowledge to face up and say, ‘You realize what? Enough is enough.'”
Affleck will subsequent be noticed in cinemas in the Antique Guy and the Gun with Robert Redford. Redford said this week that it would be his ultimate film as an actor.
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