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Morgan Spurlock Reveals Past Rape Accusation: ‘I Am Part of the Problem’

December 14, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Morgan Spurlock

Documentarian Morgan Spurlock has revealed that he was once accused of rape in a lengthy post to social media. Spurlock wrote a piece via Twitlonger in which he said, “I’ve come to understand after months of these revelations [of sexual misconduct throughout Hollywood], that I am not some innocent bystander, I am also a part of the problem.”

Spurlock revealed that he had a one night stand in college that became a rape allegation, saying, “In my mind, we’d been drinking all night and went back to my room. 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. We took off our clothes. 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.”

He goes on to say that they stopped having sex when the woman began crying, writing, “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.”

Spurlock, best known for his documentary Super Size Me, also admitted that he had been unfaithful to “every wife and girlfriend I have ever had” and settled a sexual harassment allegation with a former assistant, which he said wasn’t a “gropy feely harassment” but instead a verbal one. “I would call my female assistant ‘hot pants’ or ‘sex pants’ when I was yelling to her from the other side of the office,” he said. “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 concludes, “I am part of the problem. We all are. But 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. More than anything, I’m hopeful that I can start to rebuild the trust and the respect of those I love most. I’m not sure I deserve it, but I will work everyday to earn it back. I will do better. I will be better. I believe we all can.”

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