Actor Casey Affleck has apologised for the "unprofessional environment" on the set of his film I'm Still Here. The Oscar winner was sued by two female crew members who accused him of sexual harassment while working on the mockumentary film, which he directed. Affleck was also a producer on I'm Still Here, in which actor Joaquin Phoenix was seen pretending to launch a musical alter-ego. He said that meant "the buck had to stop" with him and that he had "to accept responsibility" for what took place on the set.
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C asey Affleck gave his first substantive interview about the sexual harassment allegations levied against him. Affleck settled both lawsuits out of court, but the accusations resurfaced in the news during the lead-up to his Oscar win for Best Actor for Manchester By the Sea. And I regret a lot of that. I really did not know what I was responsible for as the boss. But I behaved in a way and allowed others to behave in a way that was really unprofessional. One of the women claimed that Affleck crawled into bed with her without her consent while she was asleep. The women claimed he verbally disparaged them and directed a subordinate to expose himself to one of them, among other types of misconduct.
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In , Affleck was sued by two women who worked on his film "I'm Still Here. More: Casey Affleck on harassment allegations: 'I behaved in a way that was really unprofessional'. More: Why are some people peeved about Casey Affleck's Oscar nomination? It was confusing for everybody and it was deliberately so. The intention was to have the crew as a part of the movie.
His first leading role was in Steve Buscemi 's independent comedy-drama Lonesome Jim In , he directed the mockumentary I'm Still Here. He then had a string of successful films in the early s, with Tower Heist , ParaNorman , and Interstellar , and received particular praise for his performance as an outlaw in the indie film Ain't Them Bodies Saints. In , Affleck starred as the lead in the drama film Manchester by the Sea.