Constance Wu Criticizes Casey Affleck Oscar Nom in Light of Sexual Harassment Allegations
Affleck has been heaped with praise for his role in Manchester by the Sea, and he's a shoo-in to take home the golden statue. However, while he's been basking in the spotlight, he's also had some sexual harassment allegations resurface.
While filming I'm Not Here in 2010, Affleck allegedly intimidated and sexually harassed two young female employees. He has recently settled the cases out of court.
In a Twitter spree, Wu acknowledged that she was advised not to speak out about Affleck's nomination, but she did so anyway. Read her impassioned comments below.
It's amazing to see someone use their platform to speak out on an issue regardless of the consequence, and even more amazing that Wu hasn't deleted the tweets.
Men who sexually harass women 4 OSCAR! Bc good acting performance matters more than humanity,human integrity!Bc poor kid rly needs the help!— Constance Wu (@ConstanceWu) January 24, 2017
Boys! BUY ur way out of trouble by settling out of court!Just do a good acting job,thats all that matters!bc Art isn't about humanity,right?— Constance Wu (@ConstanceWu) January 24, 2017
I've been counseled not to talk about this for career's sake. F my career then, I'm a woman & human first. That's what my craft is built on.— Constance Wu (@ConstanceWu) January 24, 2017
CORRECTION (1/26, 12:30 p.m. EST): An earlier version of this story mistakenly said Casey Affleck was accused of sexual assault. He was in reality accused of sexual harassment and breach of contract from his two female employees.