This is what Casey Affleck has said about the sexual harassment claims that have been made against him: Actor Affleck talked about the #MeToo movement with Dax Shepard on his Armchair Expert podcast on Monday. He said that he was behind the movement.
43-year-old director Amanda White and Magdalena Gorka, two women who worked with him on the 2010 mockumentary I’m Still Here, made sexual harassment claims against him. White and Gorka worked with him on the film.
It was claimed by the two women who sued Affleck that he sexually harassed them and made fun of them over and over again. He was sued for $2 million and $2.2 million, respectively. He said that he didn’t believe the accusations and that he would sue White and Gorka if they tried to sue him back.
As a result, both of the cases against Affleck were settled out of court for an unknown amount of money in 2010, and he has said that because of the terms of the deal, he can’t talk about them anymore.
“Who would not be in favor of the #MeToo movement? ” During Shepard’s podcast, he asked if that was a thought that had even been thought of.
That some people say: “We don’t believe in inequality.” For example, we think that some people should be afraid to go to work because it’s dangerous for them. “That’s absurd,” the Manchester by the Sea actor said.
That scares me and is very hard to talk about, he added. “Most of the time, because the values of the #MeToo movement are values that are at the very core of who I am.” As a child, I was raised by a mother who didn’t let us watch Dukes of Hazzard because she thought it was sexist. These values have been instilled in me as a result.
There have been times recently when people have thought of him in a way that doesn’t match who he is. This has made him unhappy.
And not being able to talk about it has been hard because I wanted to support everyone, but I thought the best thing to do was to stay quiet so that I didn’t look like I was in opposition to something I wanted to support.”
Especially if you really like and want to support the side that seems the angriest, and the anger is directed at you, it’s hard to be in.
They say he spoke out in public “a little bit” at that time to “honor” what someone else had been through and “allow it to be as real as your memory of that experience.”
The actor who played Good Will Hunting said that the accusations against him will not stop him from working for change in the movie industry.
It’s not about, “Oh, this isn’t so bad, and that’s really bad.” Systemic: That’s the reason it’s a big deal Culturally, it’s OK when it’s tame, but when it’s bad, it’s not OK at all. “I think that kind of lightning bolt, I think, is very effective.”
There is a lesson I had to learn and be more humble about.” I was the person who made the show. When I worked there, I was “sort of in charge.” When he was making I’m Still Here, he said he made mistakes that led to lawsuits against him.
“There was a lot of partying because that was what this at-times documentary, at-times mockumentary was about,” said the man. Then, “We’re going to keep everything.” For everyone, it was hard to understand. And that’s my job.
The goal was to have the crew be a part of the movie. I’m not sure how much they knew they were in the movie. It was a big mess, and I wouldn’t do it again. The second time I tried, I’d be a lot smarter, more sensible, and more aware of the fact that this was a place where people worked.
Affleck said that after the accusations against him were made public, he only told his side of the story to the people who knew him best.
“It’s been and still is a very ugly, difficult, and painful time in this community and this industry and in general,” he said. “So for me, it was hard to sit by for years and feel like even by people I like and respect who didn’t know me, they thought I was bad.”
to explain this to people who know and love me even though they say, “Dude, are you kidding me? I don’t think so.” You don’t have to explain this to me. I already know. It is clear to me who you are. Because you still want to do that,
He said at the end of Shepard’s podcast that he didn’t think he’d ever get “closure” on the situation, and he didn’t think he would. he said: “I don’t know if you ever come to terms with things.” When I think about things from 20 years ago, I do it all the time.
Think back on your past relationships. Turn them over in your mind. I usually look for evidence that I was a bad person when I do this. When I think about what I did wrong, that’s how I usually think about it.
“I don’t think there’s any closure until you punch the big clock,” the actor in Light of My Life told us. It’s going to keep going. Is important because it shapes who you are.
They think they can’t get through huge problems or even tragedies in their lives. They keep going and life goes on. I’ve seen people who have been dealt a lot worse cards than me.
Following his Oscar win last year, Affleck said, “I believe that any kind of mistreatment of anyone, for any reason, is completely unacceptable and disgusting. I think that everyone deserves to be treated with respect in the workplace and everywhere else.”