This A- list actor who is a self described desperate narcissist is married to someone higher on the list.
Our actor essentially said the women who called out the Oscar winner who is a sibling to someone higher on the list all lied with their stories.
Wife: Kristen Bell
Sibling: Ben Affleck
Dax Shepard Faces Backlash for Sympathizing with Casey Affleck
Shepard is facing extensive backlash from his fanbase after sympathizing with Affleck, who received disturbing allegations of sexual harassment that plagued his 2018 Oscar Nomination for “Best Actor.” The 43-year-old actor additionally took time on the podcast to promote his new film, Light of My Life––a post-pandemic drama about a father and daughter that’s coincidentally set in a world without women. The film is set for release this Friday, exactly one year after Affleck first responded to the allegations. “I wish I had found a way to resolve things in a different way. I hate that,” he initially said. “I had never had any complaints like that made about me before in my life and it was really embarrassing and I didn’t know how to handle it.”
The conversation on Armchair cryptically addressed the allegations, with Shepard––who warned Affleck there would be “a lot of projecting” on his end because he’s “stuck in his own point of view”––choosing to bond with Affleck instead of questioning his behavior. The actor strongly implied that his misunderstanding of consent was due to him never learning the right lessons as a kid. “You and I might have been taught, well, ‘No means no’: that’s the slogan. You ask somebody, and if they say no, you leave them alone.” Shepard agreed and said he learned the complications of consent only “a year ago” after he watched a 60 Minutes special that detailed the allegations against Mario Batali. He cited the special as the first time he learned that women might be too scared to fight back in the midst of an assault. “I never would have assumed when I went to kiss a girl that if she didn’t say, “Oh no, thank you,” that would be my signal.”
It’s disturbing to think a graphic 60 Minute special on a sexual predator was what it took for Shepard to learn and understand female body language, especially considering how often he discusses and prides himself on being sexually liberated. He added that learning that information caused him to reflect back on choices in his life. “When I start running my whole life [back] through the camera, I take on new information, and I get a little scared,” he admitted.
Affleck agreed and called the allegations “complicated.” Shepard also defended Affleck earlier by implying that Affleck’s alleged assaults were a by-product of not knowing professional boundaries. “I was a boss on two different movies I directed, but I am still 12 in my head… and I’m just not seeing myself as ‘The Boss,'” Shepard said. “Now, of course, years later [I realize], well I was the boss, and I didn’t take that in, and I should have. Some situations you see come up [you realize], ‘Oh I had power over someone.” Affleck was quick to agree: “Yes, I’ve been a boss and not been aware of exactly what the responsibilities of that role entailed.” He added, “If you’re not abiding by or aware of the guidelines of a professional environment, you’re vulnerable to people saying that you’re not behaving responsibility, and that has all kinds of tentacles.” – Source
Why Brie Larson Didn’t Applaud for Casey Affleck After His Oscar Win
Last night, Casey Affleck won his first Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Manchester by the Sea-and many were less than thrilled considering the sexual assault allegations brought against him in 2010 that resurfaced this awards season.
The sexual harassment suits (read more about them here and here) were filed separately by two women who worked on Affleck’s film I’m Still Here in 2010. One of the women alleged that Affleck crawled into her bed without consent while she was asleep, and the other that she was “violently grabbed” by Affleck in an effort to pressure her into staying in his hotel room. They also said that Affleck referred to women as “cows” and instructed a camera operator to flash his genitals at the women, in addition to the “near daily barrage of sexual comments, innuendo and unwelcome advances” by crew members who were allegedly encouraged by Affleck. The women also said that Affleck and the film’s star, Joaquin Phoenix, locked themselves in the women’s shared hotel room with two other women, allegedly to have sex with them.
Affleck was never convicted of the files charged against him, and both cases were later settled out of court. At the time, Affleck’s spokesperson said: “The disputes have been resolved to the mutual satisfaction of the parties and the lawsuits are being dismissed.” – Source