Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock revealed in an unprompted extended tweet, titled “I am the Problem,” instances where he’s sexually harassed a female assistant and confessed to cheating on “every wife and girlfriend I have ever had.”
The Super Size Me director began by wondering if and when the massive wave of powerful Hollywood and media elites being accused of sexual harassment and assault would put him in the spotlight.
“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?’ Spurlock wrote, before detailing an incident when he was in college, in which he said the woman he was dating “believed she was raped.”
“‘Light bright. That kids toy, that’s all I can see and think about,’ she said … and then she started to cry,” Spurlock recalled her saying. “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.”
I am Part of the Problem
— Morgan Spurlock (@MorganSpurlock) December 14, 2017
The 47-year-old also recounted the time he entered a settlement with a female assistant that he referred to as “hot pants” or “sex pants.”
“Then there was the time I settled a sexual harassment allegation at my office. This was around 8 years ago, and it wasn’t a gropy feely harassment. It was verbal, and it was just as bad,” he wrote, adding, “I thought was funny at the time, but then realized I had completely demeaned and belittled her to a place of non-existence.”
“I paid. I paid for peace of mind. I paid for her silence and cooperation. Most of all, I paid so I could remain who I was,” Spurlock confessed before writing about his infidelity.
“I have been 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.
Asking “What caused me to act this way?” Spurlock wondered if it “he sexual abuse I suffered as a boy and as a young man in my teens?” or because he’s “consistently been drinking since the age of 13?”
Writing that he’s ready to be part of the solution, Spurlock told a Twitter user that he’s “seeking help.”