Documentary maker Morgan Spurlock has sensationally admitted he is a part of the sexual harassment scandal sweeping Hollywood.
After producer Harvey Weinstein was hit with allegations of sexual harassment, assault or rape in October (17), other actresses and actors came forward to make similar claims about Hollywood figures such as Kevin Spacey, James Toback and Brett Ratner.
Super Size Me star Morgan published a blog post on Wednesday night (13Dec17) in which he admitted he has been waiting for allegations to come out about him, because he has a history of sexual misconduct.
Coming clean about his past mistakes, he recalled how one girl he slept with in college indirectly accused him of raping her by naming him in a story.
“I was floored… This wasn’t how I remembered it at all,” he wrote, before recalling how they went back to his room and began fooling around. “She said she didn’t want to have sex, so we laid together, and talked, and kissed, and laughed, and then we started having sex.
“And then she started to cry. I didn’t know what to do. 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.”
The 47-year-old also admitted having to pay a settlement to his former assistant who made a sexual harassment allegation as he used to call her “hot pants” or “sex pants” across the office, not realizing he had “completely demeaned and belittled her to a place of non-existence.”
Morgan, who married Sara Bernstein in 2016, then confessed to cheating on “every wife and girlfriend” he has ever had. He questioned why he behaves in such a way, pointing to his estranged father, the sexual abuse he suffered as a boy and a young man, and his drinking problems.
“I am also part of the solution. By recognizing and openly admitting what I’ve done to further this terrible situation, I hope to empower the change within myself. We should all find the courage to admit we’re at fault,” he wrote. “I will do better. I will be better. I believe we all can.”