Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock confesses to history of sexual misconduct on TwitterDecember 14, 2017 4:46pm

Dec. 14-- Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock confessed to a history of sexual misconduct Wednesday.

The "Super Size Me" documentarian said in a Twitter post that he was accused of rape as a college student and later paid an assistant to privately settle her claim of sexual harassment.

He also admitted to cheating on both of his wives and all of his girlfriends.

"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?'" he 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," he wrote.

He said the alleged rape never led to an investigation or any charges, but the woman who accused him wrote about the incident in a short story that named him.

He recalled drinking with the woman "all night" and ending up back in his room with her.

"We began fooling around, she pushed me off, then we laid in the bed and talked and laughed some more, and then began fooling around again. We took off our clothes. She said she didn't want to have sex, so we laid together, and talked, and kissed, and laughed, and then we started having sex," he wrote.

Spurlock said the woman blurted out, "Light Bright," during the sex and said she couldn't get the child's toy out of her mind.

"Then she started to cry," he wrote. "I didn't know what to do. We stopped having sex and I rolled beside her. 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 said he settled the subsequent sexual harassment claim about eight years ago.

"I would call my female assistant 'hot pants' or 'sex pants' when I was yelling to her from the other side of the office. Something I thought was funny at the time, but then realized I had completely demeaned and belittled her to a place of non-existence," he wrote.

He further admitted he was "unfaithful to every wife and girlfriend I have ever had."

"Over the years, I would look each of them in the eye and proclaim my love and then have sex with other people behind their backs," he wrote. "I hurt them. And I hate it. But it didn't make me stop."

Spurlock, 47, said he was the victim of sexual abuse as a boy and also had a problem with alcohol.

"I haven't been sober for more than a week in 30 years, something our society doesn't shun or condemn but which only served to fill the emotional hole inside me and the daily depression I coped with," he wrote.

After his initial post late Wednesday, Spurlock responded to others on the social media platform, saying he was "seeking help" and planned to "do better.

He spoke out after numerous allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men caused an explosion in the #MeToo movement and a greater understanding of sex abuse dynamics.

Spurlock said he believed his recognition of wrongdoing would "empower" him to change.

"I'm hopeful that I can start to rebuild the trust and the respect of those I love most. I'm not sure I deserve it, but I will work every day to earn it back," he said.


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