Ben’s brother is in trouble: People are calling for Casey Affleck to be banned from Oscars because of sexual allegations

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Casey Affleck under fire…

Hollyweird is imploding. Grab some popcorn!

From MSN: Actor Casey Affleck settled two lawsuits accusing him of sexual harassment more than seven years ago. But in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal — where dozens of women have accused the mega-producer of sexual assault — allegations against Affleck have reemerged.

In 2010, Affleck was sued by two women who worked on the set of the film “I’m Still Here.” They claimed Affleck crept into one of their beds, routinely demeaned them, and encouraged the movie’s crew to harass them as well.

Now there is a petition circulating — with around 6,000 signatures as of writing — asking the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) not to invite Affleck back to 2018’s Oscars, which will be held on March 4. And the voices on Twitter are even louder.

Affleck won the best actor award at the 2017 Oscars for his performance in “Manchester by the Sea.” If Academy tradition holds, Affleck should present the best actress award at the 2018 Oscars. Few people seem to want that. From Twitter:

  • Casey Affleck presenting Best Actress in the #Oscars next year? How about NO WAY?
  • so when are we going to take casey affleck’s and mel gibson’s and roman polanski’s and woody allen’s oscars?
  • The next Oscars is going to be interesting…sex offender Casey Affleck will be presenting the Best Actress award…talk about irony!

And it wasn’t just voices on Twitter. “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver called out the Academy for keeping Affleck in the organization after it stripped Weinstein of his membership.

“The group that counts among its current members Roman Polanski, Bill Cosby, and Mel Gibson has found the one guy who treated women badly and kicked him out,” Oliver sarcastically said on his show. “So congratulations, Hollywood! See you at the next Oscars where — and this is true — Casey Affleck will be presenting best actress.”

INSIDER reached out to The Academy to see if it plans to invite Affleck to present at the 2018 Oscars, and had not heard back at the time of this post.

Here’s a quick refresher of the allegations in the 2010 lawsuits against Affleck, which were filed by Amanda White and Magdalena Gorka. White was a producer on the film “I’m Still Here,” and Gorka was the director of photography. Affleck directed the film, which he made with Joaquin Phoenix.

Here are some of the things White and Gorka alleged in their lawsuits:

  • Affleck allegedly snuck into Gorka’s bedroom while she was asleep and crawled into her bed, wearing only underwear and a T-shirt.
  • He allegedly asked a crew member to take off his pants so he could show White his privates, even after White objected.
  • He allegedly locked White out of her bedroom because he and Phoenix were in there with two women … (At the time, Affleck was married to Phoenix’s sister, Summer, with two children. The couple separated in 2015.)
  • He frequently talked about his sexual exploits, White and Gorka alleged, and talked about the sexual exploits of other people that he said he witnessed.
  • He allegedly suggested Gorka should have sex with a camera assistant.
  • He allegedly suggested White and a male crew member have a child together.
  • He routinely encouraged the crew to harass Gorka, according to the lawsuit.
  • White also claimed that Affleck refused to pay her for any of her services on the film.

The lawsuits were filed in the summer of 2010 and settled in September of that year, before the release of “I’m Still Here.”

But the allegations resurfaced in 2016 as Affleck gained Oscar buzz for his performance in “Manchester by the Sea.”

In an interview with the Boston Globe after winning his Oscar, Affleck said that everyone deserves to be treated with respect. Affleck said he was legally barred from commenting on the specifics of the lawsuits, a strategy commonly used to silence victims.

“I believe that any kind of mistreatment of anyone for any reason is unacceptable and abhorrent, and everyone deserves to be treated with respect in the workplace and anywhere else,” Affleck said. “There’s really nothing I can do about it … other than live my life the way I know I live it and to speak to what my own values are and how I try to live by them all the time.”

During the Oscar ceremony itself, the allegations against Affleck were still on people’s minds.

Brie Larson, who presented the award to Affleck, kept her body language cold. She didn’t clap after he took the statuette from her.

After the ceremony, she said her body language was intentional. “I think that whatever it was that I did onstage kind of spoke for itself,” Larson told Vanity Fair. “I’ve said all that I need to say about that topic.”

The Weinstein scandal appears to have, at least for a moment, ushered in an era where sexually inappropriate behavior is no longer tolerated in Hollywood.

Read the rest of the story here.

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14 responses to “Ben’s brother is in trouble: People are calling for Casey Affleck to be banned from Oscars because of sexual allegations

  1. Banned from Oscar? What Oscar, production will be haulted for lack of winners, unles they create an Oscar for the categories for one that holds the most raping, groping and child abuse……. or the blacks get all the Oscars because there won’t be actors, actresses to compete with, remember? they had complained before not considered worthy of the coveted prize. I’ve said it b’fore, sit and wait, they keep on coming.

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  2. For millenia, acting was a disreputable occupation, until the 20th century with the advent of film, mass merchandising of actors as “stars,” and the resultant mass adulation.

    This ongoing exposé of Hollywood — as a den of iniquity where men are sex-obsessed, needing to masturbate 7 times/day, who routinely sexually harass, assault and rape women and boys; and where actresses call themselves “feminists” but willingly submit to the “casting couch” for acting parts, and only speak out now when it’s PC to do so — should banish, once and for all, actors as worship-worthy “stars,” as well as Hollywood’s claim to speak as a moral authority on “social justice” or any other subject.

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    • Dr Eowyn . . . . .. Bravo! I could not agree more. It is gross to think that people from Hollywood “speak as a moral authority on ‘social justice’ or any other subject.” From what we have seen and heard, these folks all need to be locked up in an asylum.

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    • I rather think that most of this uproar is manufactured. They hope create interest in celebrity worship. The “celebrities” are an extension of the faux-“journalist” on the propaganda outlets.

      They are simply there to model desired behavior. During the WWII films all the “stars” were faux-patriotic. Now they’re perverts or selling deviant behavior as normal. It’s what they pay them to do.

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      • About 100 years ago, Hollywood was given the job of propagandists for the social engineering arm of the New World ‘Odor’. The wood of the holly is sacred to them, it is used in the magician’s wand. So, I don’t think this is contrived. I think the people who are ‘anybody’ gravitated to that environment because, in the first place, they sensed what it was and still is, and in the second place, they knew they’d be protected within that environment. They can smell out their own, so-to-speak. Yes, during the world wars, the actors were paid to act as though they were patriotic. Now, they’re being paid to act out their inward degeneracies. We must ask ourselves why, to what end? Are we being prepared, as a mass hypnosis, for “things to come”?

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  3. “BEN & HARVEY”

    Ben, the two of us need look no more
    We both found what we were looking for
    With a friend to call my own
    I’ll never be alone
    And you my friend will see
    You’ve got a friend in me
    (You’ve got a friend in me)

    Ben, you’re always running here and there
    (Here and there)
    You feel you’re not wanted anywhere
    (Anywhere)
    If you ever look behind
    And don’t like what you find
    There’s something you should know
    You’ve got a place to go
    (You’ve got a place to go)

    I used to say “I” and “me”
    Now it’s “us”, now it’s “we”
    I used to say “I” and “me”
    Now it’s “us”, now it’s “we”

    Ben, most people would turn you away
    I don’t listen to a word they say
    They don’t see you as I do
    I wish they would try to
    I’m sure they’d think again
    If they had a friend like Ben
    (A friend)
    Like Ben
    (Like Ben)
    Like Ben

    Micheal Jackson

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  4. A WANKATHRON
    Hollywood is thinking of giving an Oscar for the Best Wanker in Hollywood!
    Send your vote to:
    WANKATHRON
    666 Bent Street
    Hollywood
    USA

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  5. Why does Affleck look like a rabbi? What ya doin’ rabbi?

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  6. Now y’all don’t yell at me when I say this, but I used to think Ben Affleck was pretty nice looking. This was back when his movie “Pearl Harbor” came out , and there is just something about a man in uniform. 😳 But that was a long time ago, and I have hardly seen any of his other movies. Now I think he’s just a liberal idiot.

    I’ve seen exactly nothing that brother Casey has been in. I don’t think he’s handsome at all. He’s very creepy looking, in fact. Does he have a pointy head in that picture?

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  7. I guess good grooming isn’t one of his fortes either. He needs a haircut and his beard looks like crap. What can you expect from a guy that has no respect for women and evidently himself as well.
    Pretty soon, Hollywood will be empty and I don’t care. Hope the property values sink also.

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