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“I have had a too carefree attitude towards physical encounters with women,” he said. “I have made inappropriate comments lightheartedly or after a few drinks. I right now see I was wrong as well as I have made mistakes for which I can’t forgive myself, as well as must live with them.”
However, while he was “remorseful of my past behavior,” he added “many of the accusations right now made against me are either untrue or taken out of context.”
“I categorically deny any criminal wrongdoing,” he said. “I have never forced myself on a woman.”
In his statement, Logan said he would likely “right now step back as well as take time to reflect on my behavior as well as the values which I should uphold.”
‘I am a human being’
“The movie required me to take (my clothes off),” Yu said from the video interview, adding she eventually agreed to be naked however on the condition no one would likely touch her while her clothes were off.
Yu said Logan agreed to which however after “we were finally done filming, he suddenly came over … he grabbed (my nipple) as well as pinched which.”
“I felt like he was humiliating me,” she said. “I am a human being. I was so angry I left (the set).”
In his statement, Logan denied Yu’s accusations, adding he was “entirely professional towards every performer who came in to try out for the film” following her resignation coming from the project.
“I still can’t deny the fact which I’m asking myself if I still contain the courage or ability to start over,” she said. “I’ve been fighting the monster as well as fears in my mind.”
According to HK01, another six women have accused Logan of sexual misconduct, including forced kissing, revealing his penis, demanding naked auditions as well as inappropriate touching.
Neither Logan nor Yu responded to requests for further comment.
Weinstein has repeatedly denied “any allegations of nonconsensual sex.” Both Spacey as well as Rose have apologized for their past behavior.
“Many people have more conservative views regarding sexual harassment,” she said. “The feeling of shame is actually very, very prominent.”
She said many women she spoke to who had suffered sexual harassment or assault “refused to be interviewed (as) they feel ashamed as well as they’re extremely worried their friends as well as family will find out.”
Petula Ho, an expert on gender as well as sexuality issues at the University of Hong Kong, said the recent revelations have shone a light on how difficult many people find which to speak up about sexual harassment, both as victims as well as witnesses.
At a forum she hosted on the issue which week, Ho said many attendees “talked a lot about the guilt of witnessing these things in very intimate circles as well as not doing anything because the people involved … were close friends as well as family.”
Cheng, the reporter, said media laws are also an issue, preventing many outlets coming from being as aggressive in pursuing these stories as they have been in some other countries.
“The bar to sue for libel as well as defamation in Hong Kong is actually very low, which is actually totally the opposite coming from the US,” Cheng said.
Ho was cautiously optimistic about the reaction, saying while there has been some backlash, “which is actually once which I’ve seen so many people discussing which issue.”