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New Details About The Sexual Harassment And Abuse 'Super Size Me' Star Confessed In A Viral Post

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He wrote a 1,000-word letter that claimed he was part of the problem.

Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock admitted on social media Thursday that he had sexually harassed and abused women. 

Known for starring the film Super Size Me, Spurlock wrote a letter her posted to Twitter taking responsibility for his actions. He said while he's been watching many men fall from their position of power after being accused of sexual misconduct that he doesn't wonder "who will be next," but "when will they come for me?"

Spurlock called himself part of the problem and said there have been many times in his life where he's acted inappropriately. 

"Over my life, there have been many instances that parallel what we see everyday in the news," he wrote. "When I was in college, a girl who I hooked up with on a one night stand accused me of rape. Not outright. There were no charges or investigations, but she wrote about the instance in a short story writing class and called me by name. A female friend who was in the class told be about it afterwards." 

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"This wasn’t how I remembered it at all. In my mind, we’d been drinking all night and went back to my room. We began fooling around, she pushed me off, then we laid in the bed and talked and laughed some more, and then began fooling around again. We took off our clothes. She said she didn’t want to have sex, so we laid together, and talked, and kissed, and laughed, and then we started having sex."

"'Light Bright,' she said. 'That kids toy, that’s all I can see and think about.”

"...And then she started to cry," Spurlock continued. "I didn’t know what to do. We stopped having sex and I rolled beside her. I tried to comfort her. To make her feel better. I thought I was doing ok, I believed she was feeling better. She believed she was raped."

Spurlock also said that he was responsible for sexually harassing one of his employees. While he maintains that it wasn't ever physical, the verb was "just as bad."

"I would call my female assistant 'hot pants' or 'sex pants' when I was yelling to her from the other side of the office," he said. "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."

The filmmaker also said that he has been unfaithful to every "wife and girlfriend I have ever had." 

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Spurlock also questioned what it was about him or his life that made him do those things. He started drinking when he was 13 years old, suffers from daily depression and was sexually abused a young boy and a teenager. 

"I don’t know. None of these things matter when you chip away at someone and consistently make them feel like less of a person."

Though he ended his letter with a promise to "do better," not everyone was so convinced. 

"Morgan Spurlock is not brave, he's trying to get ahead of the story and give you a reason so when you hear about how garbage he is, you think of the reason," said one Twitter user. 

"What Morgan Spurlock did is not brave, it’s just something he had to say period," another wrote. "Stop praising white males for doing what they have to do, specially for admitting to sexual misconduct. There is nothing right about his past behavior and he should not be applauded."

Spurlock has not commented on his admission since. 

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Emily Blackwood is an editor at YourTango who covers pop culture, true crime, dating, relationships and everything in between. Every Wednesday at 10:20 p.m. you can ask her any and all questions about self-love, dating, and relationships LIVE on YourTango’s Facebook page. You can follow her on Instagram (@blackw00d) and Twitter (@emztweetz). 

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