Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock has shared a lengthy essay on Twitter about the recent trend of sexual harassment accusations, saying he has watched “hero after hero” come forward with their stories as “man after man” falls “at the realization of their past indiscretions,” and he says he’s been wondering when someone will come forward with allegations against him. That’s because, as he explains, he’s “part of the problem” and has a history of sexual misconduct that he wants to come clean about.
Spurlock says he had a sexual encounter in college with a woman who later claimed he had raped her, explaining that he hadn’t realized he had done anything wrong at the time. He also talks about a former assistant who he would call “hot pants” or “sex pants” as joke, not recognizing that he was belittling her until she quit and threatened to publicly accuse him of harassment unless he’d give her a settlement. He also mentions that he’s cheated on “every wife and girlfriend” he’s ever had, helping to “create a world of disrespect” by mistreating his friends, family, and colleagues.
Spurlock also reveals that he was abused as a young man, saying he never told anyone out of fear of “being seen as weak or less than a man.” He doesn’t really try to dismiss the actions of his past, but he says he wants to be “part of the solution” by “recognizing and openly admitting” to what he’s done. “We should all find the courage to admit we’re at fault,” he says.
You can read his full statement at the link in his embedded tweet below.