By Lindsey Bahr The Associated Press Fri., Aug. 10, 2018 LOS ANGELES—Casey Affleck has been mostly absent from the public eye for the past year, but in the wake of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements and with a new film coming out this fall, he is for the first time addressing lingering questions about earlier harassment allegations. The 42-year-old actor, producer and director is taking responsibility for the “unprofessional” atmosphere on the set of 2010’s I’m Still Here that led to civil lawsuits from two women who worked on the film. He also spoke to The Associated Press about what he’s learned from the #MeToo conversation and what he’s doing at his production company to bring new voices into Hollywood. During Affleck’s best-actor campaign for Manchester By the Sea in 2016, the spotlight was turned back on the civil lawsuits filed by a cinematographer and a producer who worked on I’m Still Here for breach of contract. One of the women also sued for sexual harassment, and both described an uncomfortable atmosphere on the set of the unconventional mockumentary. “It was an unprofessional environment … the buck had to stop with me being one of the producers and I… Read full this story
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