NEW YORK (CBS) – Thousands of people have signed an online petition to ban actor Casey Affleck from being a presenter at the next Oscars.

The petition, started by New York filmmaker Cameron Bossert, asks the Academy to bar Affleck due to sexual harassment allegations made against him.

Actor Casey Affleck, winner of Best Actor for ‘Manchester by the Sea’ poses in the press room during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

A lawsuit filed in 2010 by two women working on a movie with Affleck accuses him of “uninvited and unwelcome sexual advances.”

Affleck, a Massachusetts native, won best actor for “Manchester By The Sea.” Traditionally, the previous year’s best actor presents the best actress award.

So far, over 17,000 people have signed the petition.

Last month, brother Ben Affleck apologized for a groping incident. He had said he was “saddened and angry” by the allegations involving movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Comments (54)
  1. Wow, these Liberals whine about Trump but in reality are the REAL perverts!

  2. Don Sjulstad says:

    Time for the Velvet Mafia to go down…..

  3. Dusty Rhodes says:

    Love it when lib/dem activists get caught acting out their feral inner desires. I even feel sorry for their lib/dem victims.

  4. Miguel Cazar says:


    Left on Left pr0n….more popcorn please!!

  5. All this misery couldn’t have happened to a more perverted leftist crowd. I’m SO TIRED of hollywood trying to tell me how to think and act. I’m also SICK and TIRED of many new shows having “F this” and “F that”. Is this the only word they know? It’s truly worn out beyond comprehension. Clean up your own act before trying to influence others!

  6. Jim Harr says:

    Wait a minute. He’s being accused of uninvited and unwelcome sexual advances? So, he could have done exactly whatever it is he did, and if the woman was interested, it wouldn’t have been a problem. How does the guy know that an advance is unwelcome until he advances? If its no more than an advance, then it appears that he didn’t pursue it, and it did not rise to the level of assault. Where exactly is the offense. It used to be that the woman would say, “No thanks”, or “Bug off”, and that would have been it.
    It sounds like its a case of: “If I find the guy hot…great. If I find the guy skeevy, its harassment.”

    1. Steven Zore says:

      It works like this:
      “Would you like to have a cup of coffee with me?”
      “No, I wouldn’t.”
      “Thank you, have a nice day.”

      How it doesn’t work:
      “Damn baby, you gotta rockin’ ass, lemme get a piece of that…”
      “Keep you damn hands to yourself and stop acting like a pig.
      I said get your damn hands off of me!”

      Any questions?

  7. Neal Wright says:

    This is a joke. This is the tip of the iceberg! If you’re really upset about all this the best thing to do is NOT go to the Oscars or to NOT watch the Oscars. Then you can NOT watch the movies. I was going to add “until Hollywood cleans up its act” to that, but that will mean the end of Hollywood, so just stop watching.

  8. Yet Bill Clinton is the hero of the Left. Insanity and hypocrisy are rampant in the dangerous destructive world of Lefties.

    1. Hypocrisy is a badge of Honor to Libs!

    2. Only in the in is out, up is down, hot is cold Bizarro World of the left could something like this petition exist along side of Bill Clinton’s extreme popularity and exalted status among these same petition signers.
      It is, for lack of a better term, bizarre, but that my friends is the left. I look at at it in the light of as long as they are eating their own young, so to speak, that is fine by me. Salt anyone?
      Rich in New Mexico.

  9. Um, maybe wait until there is proof? Once we know the alleged harassment is no longer alleged and what it entailed, then intelligent decisions can be made. This is not a college kangaroo court.

  10. Susan See says:

    We don’t know if any of these specific accusations are true. I know my son, when he went to CA to get into the movie industry, was harassed by his landlord, a small movie producer. it seems it is part and parcel of the movie industry, but to ruin someone’s career with gossip is unfair. I’ve seen accusations used as revenge or for reasons other than it really happened. No matter what, it’s sad how people are so quick to believe every finger pointed. If Hollywood loses it’s movie industry, one admired throughout the world, it will not be a good thing. Many thousands of jobs will be gone based on gossip and not our justice system. We really are very primitive creatures and sex drives us. We haven’t quite coped with not using it to harm others yet. We have a long way to go but this witch hunt is not the answer.

  11. The real travesty here is that Casey Affleck did not win for his portrayal of Robert Ford in the Assassination of Jesse James. I don’t care how boring that movie is it is awesome and he and Brad dominated those roles

  12. Stehr Va says:

    If they ban him they have to ban all those guilty and that means no Oscars! YEAH! stupid awards anyway. They vote for each other all the while knowing what is going on.

  13. Himi Jendrix says:

    BS, Affleck RUINED that movie with his mouthful-of-oatmeal diction. Totally unwatchable.

  14. Herb Rapoza says:

    Ask a girl for a date, go to jail.

    1. Only if you’re white.. notice no “male of color” has been named?

      1. Neil DeGrasse Tyson has been accused although (in spite of my intense dislike of him), I find the claim against him to be rather dubious. (And yes, these days he’s more actor than scientist.)

      2. Andy Howe says:

        Cosby’s tan is pretty dark.

  15. the only people who’ll be watching that stupid show will be brain dead liberals , $10 says this year breaks all records for people not watching

  16. Frank Kubin says:

    The same people who gave Roman Polanski a STANDING OVATION!

  17. Is there anyone in Harveywood who isn’t related to everyone else??

  18. Peter Solari says:

    Leave Casey alone. Has anything been proven? Any charges against him in court? The feminists are out of control, the new Fascists, a female mob hysteria! And why aren’t they complaining about young men and children being sexually assaulted by both men and women?

  19. Well, Alec Baldwin is a confessed serial mistreater of women. CONFESSED! Where’s the petition against him? Affleck deserves to present the Oscar.

  20. Peter Famato says:

    “So far, over 17,000 people have signed the petition.”

  21. rytwinger says:

    Unwanted sexual advances isn’t rape. Besides, hollyweird will merely replace Casey with a different pervert….

  22. Mark Duce says:

    They should just cancel the Oscars altogether.

  23. Maybe now the steady moral pontificating that comes out of Hollywood will cease.

  24. It is so fun to watch the liberal food chain in action.

  25. James Kent says:

    Sexist, Misogynist, snowflake lefties.

  26. “Anti-racists” say there’s a RACE problem. They say it’ll be solved when non-Whites pour into ALL & ONLY White nations and “assimilate” to get a brown mixture.

    They say only White nations have this RACE problem; they say non-White nations are fine.

    If I object to my own genocide these “anti-racists” say I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

    They say they’re anti-racist. What they are is anti-White.

    Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-White.

  27. Typical Liberal mentality, guilty until proven innocent. F*ck Hollywood and F*ck the NFL

  28. David Kachel says:

    I just LOVE seeing the left eat their own.

  29. The left is eating its own.

  30. Stu Pedasso says:

    Hey, it’s Hollywood and everyone who works there is into sex, drugs and rock and roll. Hypocrites and ‘Circus People’… all of them.

  31. Andy Howe says:

    Oscars planning whole new categories of nominations:
    Best performance by a female in denying knowledge of serial molester’s actions
    Best performance by a male in exhibiting faux outrage in revelation of friend’s harassment actions
    Best performance by a male in claiming excuse for actions (Harvey with his “it was a different time” and Kevin with his “but I’m gay” already have secured nominations)
    Best performance by a female in victim blaming and shaming
    Best director of a publicity campaign to discredit victims or distract from criminal acts
    Best sacred cow whose actions will remain covered up

  32. Maybe best to cancel the Oscars and any other award shows given the depravity of so many in the entertainment business.

  33. Holltwood the worst swamp to drain,Are you all listening

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