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Morgan Spurlock Confesses to History of Sexual Misconduct

Morgan Spurlock Confesses to History of Sexual Misconduct

Director Morgan Spurlock poses for a portrait during the 36th Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, Sept. 11 in Toronto, Canada. (Carlo Allegri/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 14 December 2017 12:47 PM

Morgan Spurlock confessed Wednesday to a long history of sexual misconduct dating back to being accused of sexual assault in college and later privately settling a sexual harassment claim from a female assistant.

The 47-year-old filmmaker of such documentaries as "Super Size Me" and the CNN series "Morgan Spurlock Inside Man," said on the platform Twit Longer that he was part of the problem in the seemingly daily list of accusations against men in power for sexual harassment and sexual assault.

"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?'" Spurlock wrote.

"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. 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 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," he continued.

He described a college incident that involved heavy drinking and sex.

"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," Spurlock wrote.

Spurlock addressed his history of repeated cheating on spouses and girlfriends, along with the verbal sexual harassment of an assistant, wrote National Public Radio.

"So, when she decided to quit, she came to me and said if I didn’t pay her a settlement, she would tell everyone," Spurlock wrote. "Being who I was, it was the last thing I wanted, so 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. I am part of the problem."

Deadline.com wrote that Spurlock's confessional comes months after he closed a $3.5 million deal with YouTube Red for his "Super Size Me" followup "Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!" Spurlock made the deal as his second documentary on the fast food industry debuted at the Toronto Film Festival, Deadline.com stated.

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