Brendan Fraser skipping Golden Globes after sexual assault claim

Brendan Fraser skipping Golden Globes after sexual assault claim

Brendan Fraser intends to skip Golden Globes 2023 regardless of probably receiving a nomination for his work within the forthcoming movie “The Whale.”

Fraser mentioned in his GQ cowl story that he “is not going to take part” within the awards present after he claimed former Hollywood International Press Affiliation President Philip Berk sexually assaulted him.

“I’ve extra historical past with the Hollywood International Press Affiliation than I’ve respect for the Hollywood International Press Affiliation,” he added, referencing the group that runs the annual present.

“It’s due to the historical past that I’ve with them. And my mom didn’t increase a hypocrite. You may name me a number of issues, however not that,” Fraser mentioned.

The “Mummy” star, 53, beforehand claimed in 2018 that Berk, 89, sexually assaulted him throughout a luncheon on the Beverly Hills Resort in 2003 and induced him to be blacklisted from Hollywood.

Brendan Fraser will skip the 2023 Golden Globe Awards in mild of his sexual assault allegation in opposition to a former HFPA president.

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Brendan Fraser will skip the 2023 Golden Globe Awards in mild of his sexual assault allegation in opposition to a former HFPA president.

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“His left hand reaches round, grabs my ass cheek, and one in every of his fingers touches me within the taint,” Fraser claimed of what was meant to be a handshake. “And he begins transferring it round.”

Fraser informed GQ that the alleged incident left him “ailing” and traumatized.

The “Whale” star claimed Philip Berk, seen right here, groped him in 2003.Getty Photos

“I felt like just a little child. I felt like there was a ball in my throat. I assumed I used to be going to cry. I felt like somebody had thrown invisible paint on me.”

Berk, nevertheless, referred to as Fraser’s claims “a complete fabrication.”

After the “George of the Jungle” star got here ahead together with his allegation, the HFPA launched an investigation, which later dismissed his groping as a “joke.”

The HFPA expelled Berk in 2021 after he despatched a racist e-mail.Getty Photos

“Though it was concluded that Mr. Berk inappropriately touched Mr. Fraser, the proof helps that it was supposed to be taken as a joke and never as a sexual advance,” an announcement from the HFPA learn.

The HFPA expelled Berk in 2021 after emailing an article to fellow members that described Black Lives Matter as a “racist hate motion.”

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