Hollywood's History of Sexual Misconduct

"Call Me By Your Name" star tells The Hollywood Reporter he thinks his "Birth of a Nation" director, Nate Parker, received unfair treatment after old rape allegations resurfaced during award season.

Armie Hammer thinks Casey Affleck's 2016 Best Actor Oscar win "just doesn't make sense," according to a new Hollywood Reporter profile of the actor building award season buzz for his lead role in romantic drama "Call Me By Your Name."

The actor brought up Affleck, who won a Best Actor Oscar for his role in "Manchester by the Sea," while discussing the double standard he witnessed within the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that year. Nate Parker's critically acclaimed slavery uprising drama "The Birth of a Nation," in which Hammer starred in, got the silent treatment from Hollywood award shows once the writer, director and actor's college rape allegation resurfaced. Hammer said the headlines were "orchestrated."

"There was another person in the industry, who had a competing film for the Academy Awards, who decided to release all of the phone records and information. I've been told who did it - by several people," the actor told THR, but refused to name names.

"Nate had the stuff in his past, which is heinous and tough to get beyond. I get that," he continued. "But that was when he was 18 and now he's in directors jail. At the same time, the guy who went and won an Academy Award has three cases of sexual assault against him."

Hammer is of course referring to Affleck, who was sued for sexual misconduct in 2010 by two different female crew members on the set of "I'm Still Here," and still went on to win the highest honor an actor in Hollywood can receive. One of the women claimed Affleck got into her bed while she was sleeping. Other women claim he allegedly violently pressured them to stay in his hotel room. The claims were settled in court for an undisclosed amount later that year.

Parker, on the other hand, was accused of raping a Penn State college student who later committed suicide. There is no evidence that proves the alleged rape had anything to do with the woman's death and Parker was later acquitted of any charges in court.

"[Parker] had one incident - which was heinous and atrocious - but his entire life is affected in the worst possible way," Hammer said. "And the other guy won the highest award you can get as an actor. It just doesn't make sense."

"Look, I'm not saying Nate should not have been in trouble," he added. "I'm saying that they got in different levels of trouble. And that's the disparity. It's like there are two standards for how to deal with someone who has this kind of issue in their past, you know?"

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