Casey Affleck decided not to come to the ceremony of the prestigious film academy. The cause was a scandal around the persona of the actor.
Affleck is accused of sexual harassment. According to the actor, he refused to participate in the event, so as not to distract attention from the nominees. This will be the best solution in this situation. Since the actor won the award, he was supposed to hand it this year. In 2010, actresses Amanda White and Magdalena Gorka filed a lawsuit complaining about Casey Affleck's behavior while filming the movie "I'm Still Here."
Gorka claimed that communication with Affleck had caused her psychological trauma, which she had not experienced in her entire career, and White stated about the almost daily squall of remarks and allusions with sexual overtones, as well as undesirable attempts on her part by other participants in the film crew. According to her, all this was happening in the presence of Affleck, who did not suppress these actions. Representatives of the contest were sympathetic to the decision of the actor and supported him in the current situation.