Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock on Thursday confessed he is “part of the problem” with sexual misconduct while sharing his past experiences with the issue.
“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 wrote in a detailed Twitter post.
“You see, I’ve come to understand after months of these revelations, that I am not some innocent bystander, I am also a part of the problem,” Spurlock continued.
“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 [to] 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, the director of such movies as “Super Size Me,” admitted that “a one night stand accused me of rape” during college.
“There were no charges or investigations, but wrote about the instance in a short story writing class and called me by name,” he said.
Spurlock also revealed that he had “settled a sexual harassment allegation” at his office roughly eight years ago, noting he had called his female assistant “hot pants” or “sex pants” at times.
The filmmaker added that he had “been unfaithful to every wife and girlfriend” he had ever had, explaining he had “sex with other people behind their backs.”
Spurlock next suggested possible motivations for his past behavior, referencing “the sexual abuse I suffered as a boy and as a young man in my teens” in one example.
“Is it because my father left my mother when I was [a] child?” he asked. “Or that she believed he never respected her, so that disrespect carried over into their son?”
Spurlock concluded by vowing to become “part of the solution,” adding that “we should 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,” he wrote. “I will do better. I will be better. I believe we all can.”
Global debate over sexual misconduct remains raging since scores of women earlier this year accused powerful Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct.
Women have since recounting their past experiences with the struggle worldwide, disgracing multiple men of power across several major industries.