Casey Affleck has apologised for his “unprofessional” behaviour on set.
The actor has kept quiet since allegations came out against him for sexual harassment, from when he was filming ‘I’m Still Here’ in 2010.
The 42-year-old’s Oscar win in 2017 was overshadowed by allegations, which saw a lawsuit filed by a cinematographer and a producer who worked on the film.
One of the women sued for sexual harassment, and both described an uncomfortable atmosphere on the set.
Now speaking out for the first time since he withdrew from presenting best actress award at this years Oscars, Casey has said how he is “sorry” for how he behaved in the past, saying “I behaved in a way and allowed others to behave in a way that was really unprofessional.”
He admitted how “It was an unprofessional environment … the buck had to stop with me being one of the producers and I have to accept responsibility for that,”
“I contributed to that unprofessional environment and I tolerated that kind of behaviour from other people and I wish that I hadn’t.”
Although the case had been settled, the Oscar season in 2017 was at the height of the #MeToo Movement and #TimesUp, and Affleck’s name became associated with a long list of men who have abused power in Hollywood.