Casey Affleck Controversy: ‘Manchester by the Sea’ Star’s Best Actor Winning at Oscar Awards Sends Storm

A lot were shocked when Casey Affleck nabbed another Best Actor award at the recent Oscars. Although it sparked a controversy, the younger brother of Ben Affleck was proud to win the prestigious award.

Casey Affleck had been nominated for best supporting actor for his role in "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" exactly 10 years ago. Now, the 41-year-old actor won his second Best Actor award for "Manchester by the Sea," Boston Globe reported.

However, it looks like Casey Affleck was not interested in being a big shot in Hollywood like his big brother, Ben Affleck. In fact, "The Finest Hours" star looked very surprised accepting his golden statue at the Oscars.


But, it was not only Casey Affleck who was flabbergasted when he won the Best Actor at the Oscars. The honor received by actor-director sparked a controversy due to the sexual harassment he was accused of in 2010.

According to Buzz Feed, a producer and a cinematographer who have worked with Casey Affleck for the film "I'm Still Here" filed two separate sexual harassment lawsuits against him. The two women also include "unwelcome physical advances" to the claim.

One from the two women narrated that Casey Affleck managed to slip into her bed and woke up catching him caressing her back. The younger Affleck denied the accusations and both of the lawsuits were resolved out of court. "The disputes have been resolved to the mutual satisfaction of the parties and the lawsuits are being dismissed," his spokesperson explained.

With that being said, a lot sent their reactions to the winning of Casey Affleck on the Twitter Universe. This includes the group, Feminist Frequency. "Casey Affleck should not have won. People who commit sexual harassment should lose their jobs, not be celebrated with honor and prestige," they tweeted.

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