Magazine article Screen International

Casey Affleck Pulls out of Oscar Ceremony

Magazine article Screen International

Casey Affleck Pulls out of Oscar Ceremony

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Academy Award winner withdraws as #MeToo, Time’s Up continue to rage.

Casey Affleck

Oscar winner Casey Affleck said on Thursday (January 25) he was stepping away from this year’s 90th Academy Awards, where he was scheduled to present the prize for best lead actress.

It is understood Affleck did not want to be a distraction to the ceremony as the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements highlighting sexual impropriety by men in Hollywood towards women gather pace. …

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