Documentarian Morgan Spurlock, in what he admits is a fit of “when will they come for me?” paranoia, has posted a confession of sexual misconduct to his Facebook and Twitter accounts.
In the post, titled “I Am Part of the Problem,” the Super Size Me director admits to a college sexual encounter that sounds an awful lot like rape (and was called that by the other party), as well as sexual harassment of a co-worker and cheating on “every wife and girlfriend I have ever had.” He also implicitly blames his indiscretions on abuse, abandonment, depression, and alcoholism, and vows to be “part of the solution” by “recognizing and admitting what I’ve done to further this terrible situation,” so other men “will find the courage to admit we’re at fault.”
And then he retweeted people telling him how courageous he is. Apparently that’s “part of the solution” too!
Spurlock’s latest film, Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! premiered at Toronto, where it won the second runner-up for the People’s Choice Award for documentaries and was acquired by YouTube Red for $3.5 million. He is also attached, as executive producer (along with Sarah Jessica Parker) to the forthcoming Refinery29-produced TNT series Who Run the World, which will focus on (squints at Deadline) “the issues women face in the world.” So, yeah, good luck with that?