no time to die Director Cary Fukunaga has been accused of using his film sets to stalk young female cast and crew members.
in one Rolling Stone In an article published on Tuesday (May 31), nearly a dozen sources came forward to claim that the filmmaker repeatedly pushed professional boundaries.
They also claimed that Fukunaga, 44, used his films as an opportunity to pursue sexual relationships with much younger female cast members and crew members.
Fukunaga has denied the claims.
Sources who have worked with Fukunaga over the past six years have accused him of openly stalking multiple female cast and crew members on his sets.
One crew member has claimed that the director’s insistence “bordered on workplace harassment”.
Earlier this month, Fukunaga was accused by actress Rachelle Vinberg of “grooming” young women he met on the set of a 2016 Samsung commercial the day after their 18th birthdays.
Vinberg – who starred in HBO’s hit series betty – made allegations against the filmmaker, writing on Instagram: “I’ve been afraid of him for many years. The man is a groomer and has been doing it for years. Careful women.”
She said she was diagnosed with PTSD due to her relationship with Fukunaga, which eventually became romantic.
Another source spoken to Rolling Stone claimed to have dated Fukunaga for a few months after meeting him on one of his sets, saying “he made me feel so claustrophobic and suffocating”.
An attorney acting on behalf of Fukunaga told the publication that the director “did not act in any way that would or should result in an article” focusing on allegations of misconduct made against him.
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“There is nothing lewd about being friends or consensual romantic relationships with women,” Michael Plonsker said in a statement. “Nonetheless, since that would not fit your narrative, you conclude that he did something wrong.”
Plonsker addressed Vinberg’s allegations, claiming that the director “had a very brief and consensual romantic relationship with [Vinberg] it’s over”.
“Ms. Vinberg is clearly not happy with Mr. Fukunaga, but as everyone knows, relationships end all the time and often one person (or both) is unhappy,” he said.
He denied Vinberg’s claims that Fukunaga “groomed” her.
Once upon a time in Hollywood Star Margaret Qualley – who was romantically linked to Fukunaga in 2017 – liked Vinberg’s post about “gaslighting” men on Instagram.
Similarly, Kristine Froseth — who was also previously romantically linked to Fukunaga — shared Vinberg’s initial statement about the director in an Instagram story, accompanied by her own posts about the stages and signs of grooming.
Vinberg’s social media post prompted Hannah and Cailin Loesch (who worked with Fukunaga Insane) to come up with their own accusations and claim they met the director when they were 20.
Among other claims, the sisters claimed that the director made sexual advances towards them, and once suggested that “incest is fine ‘if all parties agree'” while sitting in a hot tub together.
Through his attorney, Fukunaga denied the allegations, stating that he never asked the Loesch sisters to participate in a threesome. He also claimed that the “incest comment ‘never happened’.”
The Independent has reached out to a Fukunaga representative for comment.
In 2021, actor Raeden accused Greer Fukunaga of firing her from the first season of True detective when she was asked to go topless for a scene, although she claimed she didn’t have a nude driver on her contract.
“It was demeaning,” Greer said The daily beast. “And now Cary is out here talking about his female characters — it’s like another slap in the face over and over again.”
Fukunaga won an Emmy for Directing on HBO’s first season in 2014 True detectivewith Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey.
In 2015 he directed the critically acclaimed Netflix film beasts without a nation with Idris Elba. Last year he became the first American to direct a James Bond film no time to die.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/cary-fukunaga-allegations-no-time-to-die-b2091251.html Cary Fukunaga: ‘No Time to Die’ director accused of ‘inappropriate behavior’ on multiple sets