Casey Affleck Finally Addresses Oscars Backlash

Casey Affleck

by Rebecca Cope |

Casey Affleck has finally addressed the sexual harassment allegations made against him on the set of his latest film, Manchester by the Sea.

It comes two days after he won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in the film, which sees him playing a grief-striken man tasked with looking after his nephew after the death of his brother.

'I believe that any kind of mistreatment of anyone for any reason is unacceptable and abhorrent,' he told the Boston Globe.'Everyone deserves to be treated with respect in the workplace and anywhere else.'

'There's really nothing I can do about it,' he continued. '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.'

As it is an ongoing legal case, Affleck was not able to speak specifically about the recent allegations in detail. They involve two women who worked with him on Manchester by the Sea.

It comes after two other women accused him of similar behaviour on the set of the 2010 film I'm Not Here. Both settled with him out of court.

Several celebrities in attendance on Sunday evening made their feelings on Affleck's win known in subtle ways; Brie Larson, who presented him with the award, refused to clap, while Chrissy Teigen feigned sleep during his speech.

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