Casey Affleck Opens Up About #MeToo Movement, References Past ‘Unprofessional’ Behavior

August 10, 2018

Casey Affleck is contrite.

The Oscar winner got candid in a new interview, speaking for the first time about the #MeToo movement and his involvement in two sexual misconduct lawsuits in 2010.

I’m Still Here” was an unprofessional environment… the buck had to stop with me being one of the producers, and I have to accept responsibility for that and that was a mistake,” Affleck said. “I contributed to that unprofessional environment and I tolerated that kind of behavior from other people and I wish that I hadn’t.”

As to why he decided to speak out, Affleck replied, “I have two boys, so I want to be in a world where grown men model compassion and decency and also contrition when it’s called for, and I certainly tell them to own their mistakes when they make them.”

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