Casey Affleck addresses sexual harassment allegations

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Casey Affleck. (Getty Images)
Casey Affleck. (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Casey Affleck has opened up on the sexual harassment allegations made against him.

During the height of the #MeToo movement in 2018, the 43-year-old's past sexual harassment allegations were brought back to light.

In 2010 two women on the set of the Academy-Award winning actor's mockumentary I'm Still Here accused him of sexual misconduct and sued him. The two civil suits were settled for undisclosed sums, and Casey said that the terms of the settlement prevent him from discussing the matter.

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Casey has now addressed his decision to remain quiet after the allegations resurfaced during an appearance on Dax Shepard's podcast, Armchair Expert.

He told Dax that it was best for him to say nothing at all when the allegations resurfaced, reports Variety.

"I really wanted to support all, but I felt like the best thing to do was to just be quiet so that I didn't seem to be in opposition to something that I really wanted to champion. It's a tough spot to be in, especially if you really do appreciate and want to be a support of the side that seems angriest, and the anger is being directed at you," said Casey.

LISTEN TO THE FULL PODCAST HERE:

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