Morgan Spurlock confesses to years of sexual misconduct

ANI | Updated: Dec 15, 2017 05:17 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec 15 (ANI): Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock has admitted he has been guilty of sexual misconduct in the past but has vowed to change and "do better".

The 'Super Size Me' filmmaker admitted the current climate in Hollywood has left him wondering when his own past behaviour would catch up on him because he was not an "innocent bystander".

Taking to Twitter, Spurlock wrote, "As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realisation of their past indiscretions, I don't sit by and wonder 'Who will be next?' I wonder, 'When will they come for me?' You see, I've come to understand after months of these revelations, that I am not some innocent bystander, I am also a part of the problem."

The 47-year-old filmmaker went on to admit he had been accused of rape at college, though no charges were filed, but was stunned by the allegation as he never saw the situation the same way as his alleged victim.

"We stopped having sex and I rolled beside her. I tried to comfort her. To make her feel better. I thought I was doing OK, I believed she was feeling better. She believed she was raped. That's why I'm part of the problem," noted Spurlock.

He would also go on to admit he had paid to settle a ''verbal'' sexual harassment allegation from his former assistant, and though he found his behaviour ''funny'' at the time, he grew to realise it wasn't appropriate.

He admitted: ''I would call my female assistant 'hot pants' or 'sex pants' when I was yelling to her from the other side of the office. Something I thought was funny at the time, but then realised I had completely demeaned and belittled her to a place of non-existence."

The CNN presenter further said, "So, when she decided to quit, she came to me and said if I didn't pay her a settlement, she would tell everyone. Being who I was, it was the last thing I wanted, so of course, I paid. I paid for peace of mind. I paid for her silence and cooperation. Most of all, I paid so I could remain who I was."

The filmmaker also confessed, "I have been unfaithful to every wife and girlfriend I have ever had." He admitted that through his actions, he has hurt and disrespected his loved ones.

Spurlock wrote that he was sexually abused when he was a boy and teenager and had an alcohol problem, but said he wasn't making excuses.

"None of these things matter when you chip away at someone and consistently make them feel like less of a person," he wrote.

Spurlock's confession comes after droves of women and men have come forward this year with their own accounts of being sexually harassed and/or assaulted. (ANI)

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