Male actors are being called into account amid the Harvey Weinstein scandal — and Jason Momoa is the latest celebrity to come forward and apologize for his past actions. After video surfaced of the Game of Thrones star joking about “raping beautiful women” at Comic-Con in 2011, Jason quickly took responsibility for his insensitive words.
“I awoke in Australia to the justified reactions by many people to a distasteful joke I made years ago in Hall H for which I am sorry. I am still severely disappointed in myself at the insensitivity of my remarks to that day. Watch the video below for all the cringe-worthy details.
He continued, “I know my sincerest apology now won’t take away those hurtful words. Rape and sexual harassment can reach anyone and I have seen first hand its painful torment among members of my own family and friends.” At the time, the crowd laughed at the joke, but his former castmates, including Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke, were noticeably uncomfortable.
Jason joins Ben Affleck and other actors who have been dragged on social media amid allegations that movie mogul Harvey has been sexually harassing women for decades — and it may not have been such a big secret in Hollywood. After Ben released a statement condemning the disgraced film producer’s actions, he was accused of groping former TRL host Hilarie Burton and makeup artist AnnaMarie Tendler. “I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize,” he tweeted.
Since The New York Times investigation put a spotlight on Harvey’s deplorable behavior, it was reported that the Oscar-winner was a suicide threat. His wife, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, has also publicly announced that she was splitting with her husband of 10 years.
“My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions,” she told People magazine. “I have chosen to leave my husband. Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time.”