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The furious tide of #MeToo and Time's Up has swept up plenty of powerful men, burying careers and extinguishing names that had been up in lights for decades along the way.
But many believe that this apparent burst of progress hasn't gone far enough. The film industry continues to be accused of turning a blind eye to allegations of exploitation, assault and abuse perpetrated by influential men, particularly on women.
Gary Oldman – whose ex-wife Donya Fiorentino alleged he physically and mentally assaulted her during their marriage – won the award for Best Actor at the Academy Awards for his role as Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hour.
In 2002, Fiorentino claimed in court documents that the actor beat her with a telephone during an argument. Oldman has always denied these allegations and the court gave Oldman sole custody of their two sons.
Oldman later apologised for his comment. In an open letter to the Anti-Defamation League, he wrote:
I am deeply remorseful that comments I recently made in the Playboy interview were offensive to many Jewish people.
Upon reading my comments in print – I see how insensitive they may be, and how they may indeed contribute to the furtherance of a false stereotype.
Oldman is not the only Oscar frontrunner in recent years with accusations in his past. Last year's Best Actor winner Casey Affleck was sued by two women for repeated sexual harassment during filming in 2010 of the Affleck-directed film I'm Still Here.
This year, NBA star Kobe Bryant has been nominated in the best animated short category for his first film project, Dear Baskeball. This is despite a rape allegation. Bryant admitted to the sexual encounter, but denied the assault allegation. The case was dropped in 2004 and Bryant later settled a civil lawsuit for an undisclosed amount.
Bryony Walker, campaign director of feminist organisation Level Up, told indy100:
After the horrors of the Weinstein scandal triggered the uncovering of widespread abuse in Hollywood and industries beyond, we think that entertainment industry executives should be listening to the #timesup and #metoo movements.
If Hollywood is serious about changing the industry, it needs to stop celebrating men who are abusive and violent. That means stop giving them jobs and presenting them with awards [in order] to bring about real change.
indy100 has contacted Gary Oldman's representatives for comment.