Brendan Fraser alleges ex-Golden Globes boss assaulted him


Brendan Fraser is a latest actor to come brazen with his story of passionate attack in a arise of a #MeToo and Time’s Up movement.s

Brendan Fraser is pity his possess Me Too experience and says a 15-year-old assault might have contributed to a derailment of his career.

In a new talk with GQ, The Mummy star reveals he was groped in 2003 by Philip Berk, a former boss of a Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

The occurrence happened in open during a summer luncheon hold by a HFPA (which hosts a Golden Globes annually). In a midst of a swarming room, Fraser says, Berk reached out to shake a actor’s hand, yet instead grabbed his butt. 

“His left palm reaches around, grabs my donkey cheek, and one of his fingers touches me in a taint. And he starts relocating it around,” Fraser told a magazine, recalling becoming overcome with panic and fear.

Eventually, he was able to mislay Berk’s hand. “I felt ill. we felt like a small kid. we felt like there was a round in my throat. we suspicion we was going to cry,” he says. Fraser went home and told his then-wife, Afton Smith, what happened. 

Berk, no longer boss of a HFPA yet still a member, told GQ Fraser’s version of events “is a sum fabrication.”

Why didn’t Fraser go public? “I didn’t wish to contend with how that done me feel, or it apropos partial of my narrative,” he says now. But during a time, his reps did ask the HFPA for a created reparation from Berk, and perceived one, yet Berk says his reparation certified no wrongdoing. 

People reports in his 2014 memoir With Signs and Wonders: My Journey from Darkest Africa to a Bright Lights of Hollywood, Berk removed pinching Fraser’s butt “in jest.”

The eventuality left Fraser vexed and reclusive, he says, adding that he was frequency invited behind to a Globes after 2003. 

The actor, 49, who can be seen subsequent month in FX’s Getty family play Trust, says a knowledge messed with his clarity of “who we was and what we was doing.” Work, he says, “withered on a vine for me. In my mind, during least, something had been taken divided from me.” 

The HFPA responded late Thursday, observant in a matter that a organisation “stands resolutely opposite passionate nuisance and a form of function described in this article. Over a years we’ve continued a certain operative attribute with Brendan, that includes announcing Golden Globe nominees, attending a rite and participating in press conferences. This news includes purported information that a HFPA was formerly unknowingly of and during this time we are questioning serve sum surrounding a incident.”

Fraser is not a usually masculine star holding movement over attack claims. Terry Crews is suing a Hollywood representative he indicted of groping him final year during an attention event.


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