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Casey Affleck Speaks About Past Sexual Harassment Allegations

Casey Affleck Speaks About Past Sexual Harassment Allegations

Casey Affleck was asked about his sexual harassment allegations in the past after his whirlwind weekend where he won the 2017 Best Actor Oscar statue at the 2017 Academy Awards.

“I believe that any kind of mistreatment of anyone for any reason is unacceptable and abhorrent, and everyone deserves to be treated with respect in the workplace and anywhere else,” the 41-year-old Oscar winner told the Boston Globe about the 2010 lawsuit against him by two women. The case was settled out of court, and Casey has said the claims are untrue.

“There’s really nothing I can do about it,” Casey continued. “Other than live my life the way I know I live it and to speak to what my own values are and how I try to live by them all the time.”

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  • qiq

    I dont believe him. He looks creepy and anything settled out of court proves to me it wasnt made up.

  • LolaLola

    I am glad Casey won because he deserved the win. He was spectacular in Manchester By The Sea. He’s a good actor and not a fame whore.

  • LolaLola

    Doesn’t prove anything. Those women extorted him.

  • Lola

    gross, denzel should have won that oscar

  • Sandy McFarlane

    I love how he talked a bunch but didn’t “explain” a single thing. That was honestly the most vague statement ever, so why even bother……

  • Danae

    Thanks God he didn’t do Adrien Brody while accepting the Oscar, we might have had witnessed not only the biggest confusion in terms of results announcement but also the first moment when someone would slap the hell out of a fellow actor.

  • sarah

    you probably didn’t read the whole story -or maybe you’re juste ignorant. they didn’t extorted him, they took the money he owed them for the work they did.

  • http://www.paulwalkerfoundation.org RayonLight

    This is a good example of good PR, famous sibling, and the backing of studio heads, I don’t recall him being asked anything about these allegations during award season, it didn’t hurt his chances to win the ultimate prize. It was all handled so carefully as opposed to the fiasco that Nate Parker went through, both men are in the same bandwagon with serious allegations, but one is on top while the others career is tarnished and may be over.

    This is Hollywood everyone, privilege at it’s best and hypocrisy in full force.

  • LolaLola

    nope.

  • LolaLola

    I’m not ignorant and I know the story.

  • LolaLola

    I’m not ignorant and I know the story.

  • LolaLola

    Denzel is a sore loser.

  • LolaLola

    Brie’s a graceless bitch.

  • sarah

    nuff said then.

  • Danae

    This. Also, Hollywood made a movie pointing a finger at catholic church (important topic, worth talking about, worth investigating, true) but it didn’t stop them to reward a sexual predator with the highest possible accolade.

  • LadyRed

    Both Affleck brothers are douches who view women as objects. It’s disgusting.

  • disqusplus

    I didnt watch Fences but Casey was so great in MBTS, just no comment

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    “LolaLola” is a troll. Revealed itself with numerous nasty comments below, including calling Brie Larson a “graceless bitch”.

  • LolaLola

    Denzel was excellent in Fences but he’s played that part before and he just wasn’t as good. Plus he already has two Oscars.

  • LolaLola

    Calling it as I see it. Brie is a graceless bitch refusing to clap for Casey’s win.

  • GreatCatSbee

    Too late, the Millennials’ witch hunt has begun.

  • Michelle Eve

    Yes he should have!

  • Michelle Eve

    Yes he should have!

  • Michelle Eve

    Only in hollywood can a white man linked to rape win an Oscar and the guy “Birth of a Nation” Nat Turner got hell and he was only accused, this piece of crap settled out of court! Denzel should have won!

  • http://iamevilcupcake.com/ iamevilcupcake

    Why? Because she refused to applaud an abuser?

  • http://iamevilcupcake.com/ iamevilcupcake

    She’s not obligated to clap. No one is.

  • Yolanda

    People what’s wrong with you, this was an accusation, those women accused him and he was found not guilty, why do you always assume the worst. and by the way he’s performance in Manchester by the sea was one of a kind, probably one of the best ever and the Oscar for best actor in a leading role (for acting skills) is very well deserved.

  • http://www.panicatthediscoblog.obolog.com lpcristhy

    I don’t understand why is everybody 100% sure he is guilty I guess everybody knows what happened… I just can’t judge him or anybody until the justice proves he is guilty….

  • proyectomas

    Some time after the documentary finished filming, the 2 producers tried to sue him for some money, and they agreed to settle but the agreement forbids anyone involved to talk about it.

  • proyectomas

    As I said above, some time after the documentary finished filming, the 2 producers tried to sue him for some money, and then they agreed to settle but the agreement forbids anyone involved to talk about it. He’s legally forbidden to comment about it.

  • http://www.paulwalkerfoundation.org RayonLight

    The issue is how these situations are handled and how the media chooses who to tear apart as opposed to who to praise. Casey deserved that Oscar based on his performance, I don’t argue that fact.

    This is the Casey vs Nate treatment.

    Casey’s sexual misconduct and harassment case was settled out of court, and it’s iron clad sealed for everyone involved to never speak of it. It will never be known if he was indeed guilty or not. In Nate’s case, he was accused of rape and found innocent.

  • Lene

    Look at that, Just Jared helps with spreading lies. Casey was never accused of assault. It was harrasment. Two VERY different things!

  • proyectomas

    Kenneth Lonergan just responded to an article about this: “Connor Aberle’s article about myself, Casey, Affleck and Wesleyan’s supposed complicity in condoning sexual misconduct – and worse – by tauting me as a Wesleyan alumn after I won an Oscar last week is such a tangle of illogic, misinformation and flat-out slander that only the author’s presumed youth can possibly excuse his deeply offensive display of ignorance, and warped PC-fueled sense of indignation. His random use of the terms “sexual misconduct” “sexual harrassment” “sexual abuse” and “sexual violence,” as if they were legally or physically interchangeable, only indicates the reckless sloppiness of his thinking. Never mind what he doesn’t know about the movies and how they are cast: That’s not as important, although it does underline that he doesn’t mind knowing nothing about his own subject. But frequently dropping the word “alleged,” which grown-up journalists mindful of their own vulnerability to libel suits are careful to include when they compose equally wrongheaded pieces on this subject, he writes as if Casey Affleck were actually guilty of a crime. In fact, it was alleged 7 years ago, in a civil lawsuit for breach of contract, that Casey sexually harrased two women formerly in his employ. Casey denounced the allegations as being totally fabricated. Like most civil suits, this one was settled out of court by mutual consent on undisclosed terms. In other words nothing was proved or disproved. So how does Mr Aberle dare to write as if he knows who was telling the truth and who was not? Anyone can sue anyone for anything in this country; the unsubstantiated details go in the public record and stay there. Somebody as interested in actual as opposed to merely vocalized social justice as Mr Aberle presumably is, should unwind his tangled, immoral chain of reasoning and start over at the fundamental precept that an allegation is not an indictment. Nor can it be treated as such by any ethical person living in a democratic society supposedly based on the rule of law. [...] But I do hope that Mr Aberle is capable of taking a much harder look at the merits of his own arguments before he decides to air his views in public again.”