Morgan Spurlock pens sexual harassment confession: 'I am part of the problem'

Bessie Dean
December 16, 2017

Documentarian Morgan Spurlock, in what he admits is a fit of "when will they come for me?" paranoia, has posted a confession of sexual misconduct to his Facebook and Twitter accounts.

The filmmaker behind the documentaries "Super Size Me" and "Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden" wrote that a woman he slept with in college accused him of rape in an essay she penned.

'[We'd] been drinking all night and went back to my room, ' Spurlock wrote.

"We began fooling around, she pushed me off, then we laid in the bed and talked and laughed some more, and then began fooling around again". She had said earlier in the night, before they took off their clothes, that she did not want to have sex.

Hopefully documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, 47, is going to set a trend with male sexual abusers in Hollywood, as the Super Size Me star has personally owned up to his terrible behavior towards women in a shocking confessional on December 13.

"There's never been a better time for this series than right now, and I couldn't have asked for better partners to make it happen", Spurlock said in a May 2017 press release.

Former movie mogul Weinstein is facing criminal investigations in London, New York and Los Angeles after more than 50 women - including stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Rose McGowan and Uma Thurman - have accused him of harassment and assault.

Morgan Spurlock pens sexual harassment confession: 'I am part of the problem'
Morgan Spurlock pens sexual harassment confession: 'I am part of the problem'

I'm sure I'm not alone in this thought, but I can't blindly act as though I didn't somehow play a part in this, and if I'm going truly represent myself as someone who has built a career on finding the truth, then it's time for me to be truthful as well.

Spurlock also shared that he sexually harassed an employee by referring to her as "hot pants" and "sex trousers". I thought I was doing ok, I believed she was feeling better. "She believed she was raped", he wrote on the social media platform. Spurlock also admitted to being "unfaithful to every wife and girlfriend I have ever had".

'I hurt them. And I hate it.

He added he paid "for peace of mind" and "so I could remain who I was".

'From my wife, to my friends, to my family, to my partners & co-workers. Spurlock wondered if it "he sexual abuse I suffered as a boy and as a young man in my teens?" or because he's "consistently been drinking since the age of 13?" "This wasn't how I remembered it at all", he said. Apparently that's "part of the solution" too! By recognising and openly admitting what I've done to further this awful situation, I hope to empower and change within myself. We should all find the courage to admit we're at fault.

After people started to respond to his letter on Twitter, Spurlock replied to two comments, saying that he was "seeking help" and that he "will do everything I can to do better". The Internet also thinks Spurlock's admission is a non-apology, and is wondering if this is a stunt for his next documentary film.

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