Jason Bateman apologizes for NYT interview
The actor took to Twitter to explain
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In a recent interview with the New York Times, the cast of 'Arrested Development' got emotional regarding the sexual misconduct and inappropriate set behavior allegations against Jeffrey Tembor throughout his career—including those alleged by costar Jessica Walter.
“I have to let go of being angry at him,” Walter said of an explosive incident between her and Tambor. In “almost 60 years of working, I’ve never had anybody yell at me like that on a set and it’s hard to deal with, but I’m over it now,” Walter told the NYT.
During the interview, Jason Bateman came to the defense of Tambor saying that yelling was common on set as that is how certain actors perform. After receiving widespread backlash for victim blaming, Bateman took to Twitter with a serious of apologetic statements.
"Based on listening to the NYT interview and hearing people’s thoughts online, I realize that I was wrong here," Bateman wrote. Read his full apology in the Tweets below:
Based on listening to the NYT interview and hearing people’s thoughts online, I realize that I was wrong here.— Jason Bateman (@batemanjason) May 24, 2018
I sound like I’m condoning yelling at work. I do not.
It sounds like I’m excusing Jeffery. I do not.
It sounds like I’m insensitive to Jessica. I am not.
In fact, I’m-
- horrified that I wasn’t more aware of how this incident affected her.— Jason Bateman (@batemanjason) May 24, 2018
I was so eager to let Jeffrey know that he was supported in his attempt to learn, grow and apologize that I completely underestimated the feelings of the victim, another person I deeply love - and she was..
... sitting right there!— Jason Bateman (@batemanjason) May 24, 2018
I’m incredibly embarrassed and deeply sorry to have done that to Jessica. This is a big learning moment for me.
I shouldn’t have tried so hard to mansplain, or fix a fight, or make everything okay.
I should’ve focused more on what the most important...
...part of it all is - there’s never any excuse for abuse, in any form, from any gender. And, the victim’s voice needs to be heard and respected.— Jason Bateman (@batemanjason) May 24, 2018
I didn’t say that and instead said a bunch of other stuff and not very well.
I deeply, and sincerely, apologize.
The fifth season of 'Arrested Development' is set to release on May 29, however in light of recent headlines, the new season is off to a rocky start.
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