Casey Affleck, who simply bagged the Greatest Actor distinction at this yr’s Academy Awards, addressed the controversy surrounding I am Nonetheless Right here-period sexual harassment allegations in a current interview. Speaking with the Boston Globe‘s Mark Shanahan on Tuesday, the Manchester by the Sea star reportedly “sighed closely” earlier than explaining that each side within the go well with have been prohibited from commenting. These condemning him, Affleck stated, do not know what occurred.
“I consider that any type of mistreatment of anybody for any cause is unacceptable and abhorrent, and everybody deserves to be handled with respect within the office and anyplace else,” Affleck told the Globe. As for what he is doing in mild of the allegations resurfacing, Affleck intends to stay by instance. “There’s actually nothing I can do about it,” Affleck stated. “Aside from reside my life the best way I do know I reside it and to talk to what my very own values are and the way I attempt to reside by them on a regular basis.”
In a piece evaluating the remedy of Affleck and Start of a Nation‘s Nate Parker in January, the Los Angeles Occasions’ Tre’vell Anderson explains that Affleck was accused of “sexual misconduct and harassment” by two ladies who labored on his 2010 mockumentary I am Nonetheless Right here. Producer Amanda White and cinematographer Magdalena Gorka later filed civil suits value greater than $2 million, alleging that their contracts had not been honored “in retaliation” for—amongst different issues—the complaints themselves.
Affleck denied the allegations, together with his lawyer particularly calling White’s claims a “fabricated” response to failed extortion makes an attempt relating to a manufacturing deal. The fits have been later settled out of courtroom on undisclosed phrases. In a joint statement to the Occasions from representatives of concerned events, the fits have been described as being “resolved to the mutual satisfaction of the events.”