Armie Hammer Apologizes for Comparing Casey Affleck and Nate Parker's Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Armie Hammer Apologizes for Comparing Casey Affleck and Nate Parker's Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Armie Hammer is apologizing for his recent comments criticizing Casey Affleck's 2017 Best Actor Oscar win.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Hammer said there was a double standard at play when it comes to how Hollywood deals with its alleged abusers. The Call Me by Your Name star explained what he sees as a disparity in how the Academy treated director Nate Parker -- whose Oscar campaign for 2016's Birth of a Nation went south when a past rape case surfaced -- and Affleck, who was awarded Best Actor for Manchester by the Sea at the 2017 Academy Awards, despite allegations of sexual harassment in his past.

Hammer acknowledges the comparison was "poor" in a statement to People.

“I would like to sincerely apologize to Casey and his family for my recent comments about him in my THR interview," the statement reads. "Without knowing the facts about the civil lawsuits at issue (which I now understand
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