Super Size Me
star Morgan Spurlock admitted on Wednesday that he was once accused of raping a woman, paid money to another to settle a sexual harassment claim, and has been unfaithful to all of his wives and girlfriends.
Spurlock volunteered the information in a lengthy statement which he posted on TwitLonger and linked to his own Twitter account, the Daily Mail reports.
The shock statement from the popular filmmaker was made in the midst of a spate of sex crime allegations against a number of high profile figures in the entertainment world and politics, most famous among them Harvey Weinstein.
"As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realisation 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 on Wednesday.
Referring to himself as "part of the problem," Spurlock recalled an instance in college when he had "hooked up" with a woman during what he thought was a one-night stand but "she believed she was raped".
Spurlock writes that he only learned about the rape accusation from a friend who was in a writing class with the woman. He says that his friend told him that she named Spurlock in an essay which was read aloud to the class.
Spurlock also writes that "around eight years ago" he paid money to a woman that he subjected to "verbal" harassment.
"I would call my female assistant 'hot pants' or 'sex pants' when I was yelling to her from the other side of the office," Spurlock writes.
"Something I thought was funny at the time, but then realized I had completely demeaned and belittled her to a place of non-existence. So, when she decided to quit, she came to me and said if I didn't pay her a settlement, she would tell everyone.
"Being who I was, it was the last thing I wanted, so of course, 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 also writes that he was unfaithful to all of the women in his life, including his spouses and former girlfriends.
"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 writes.
"I hurt them. And I hate it. But it didn't make me stop. The worst part is, I'm someone who consistently hurts those closest to me. From my wife, to my friends, to my family, to my partners & co-workers. I have helped create a world of disrespect through my own actions."
Spurlock has been married twice. His first marriage was to Alex Jamieson, a natural foods chief who also appeared with her then-boyfriend in Super Size Me.
The couple were married for five years before divorcing in 2011. They have one child together. Last year, Spurlock married his second wife, Sara Bernstein, after they dated for eight years.
Spurlock reveals that he was sexually abused as a boy. He also said that he has not gone a full week sober since the age of 13.
"More than anything, I'm hopeful that I can start to rebuild the trust and the respect of those I love most. I'm not sure I deserve it, but I will work everyday to earn it back."