Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock Pens Letter About Sexual Misconduct
Morgan Spurlock, director of the documentary ‘Super Size Me’, has written an open letter in which he has confessed to years of sexual misconduct and infidelity in both his marriages and with his girlfriends.
“As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realization of their past indiscretions, I don’t sit by and wonder ‘who will be next?’ I wonder, ‘when will they come for me?’”
He posted the blog on twitter with the statement “I am part of the problem”.
He spoke about one incident in his college years when he had a one night stand with a woman who later thought she had been raped. She didn’t want to have sex at first but after laughing and cuddling, they did end up having sex. She was upset afterwards.
“I tried to comfort her,” he wrote. “To make her feel better. I thought I was doing OK, I believed she was feeling better. She believed she was raped.”
He also spoke about how he used to call his former assistant hot pants or sex pants. “Something I thought was funny at the time, but then realized I had completely demeaned and belittled her to a place of non-existence,” he said. He later had to pay her a settlement as she had threatened to go public with her accusations.
“Of course, I paid. I paid for peace of mind. I paid for her silence and cooperation. Most of all, I paid so I could remain who I was,” Spurlock wrote.
Spurlock said that he is part of the problem, and now he thinks he is 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.
He promised that he will do better and believes that we all can.
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