Never one to mince words, Ava Duvernay called the sex scandal that has rocked Hollywood “sinful” as as she accepted her award for excellence in directing at the BAFTA (British Academy Film & Television Awards) in L.A. on Friday night.
“I regard the bond between the director and actor as sacred, I truly do,” she told the crowd. “So to imagine what’s been in the news this week: The harmful manipulation and harassment and emotional violence towards actors in my view is sinful,” she added, referencing Hollywood’s latest scandal involving director James Toback. “We don’t have time to be solely triggered by trauma and outrage. We should be outraged by all of it, all of the time.”