Brendan Fraser Blames Career Downfall on Unwanted Sexual Encounter


'I was blaming myself and I was miserable - because I was saying: "This is nothing; this guy reached around and he copped a feel". He had franchise hits like The Mummy, as well as critical successes like The Quiet American and Crash.

Fraser said he rushed out of the hotel and passed a police officer on his way, but admitted he could not bring himself to report it.

Alleging that what Berk did to him was "more than a pinch" - Berk recounted the alleged encounter in his memoir, saying it was "in jest" - Fraser recalled: "His left hand reaches around, grabs my ass cheek, and one of his fingers touches me in the taint".

"Mr. Fraser's version is a total fabrication", he said.

At some point in the middle of the last decade, actor Brendan Fraser disappeared from the big screen.

"I became depressed", Fraser told the magazine. "And he starts moving it around", Fraser says in a new GQ interview. "I didn't want to contend with how that made me feel, or it becoming part of my narrative", he says. Absolutely. Do I feel like I need to say something?

"I felt like the horse from Animal Farm, whose job it was to work and work and work", he said. "I thought I was going to cry", he says.

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Fraser's reps later wrote a letter to the HFPA demanding an apology for Berk's behaviour. "It made me feel reclusive." . "His [Fraser's] career declined through no fault of ours". Berk too denied this, telling GQ that the H.F.P.A. did not blacklist the actor. "But the silence was deafening", Fraser said, noting he was rarely invited black to Globes after 2003.

'By the time I did the third Mummy picture in China [in 2008], I was put together with tape and ice.'cause they're small and light and they can fit under your clothes. Absolutely. Have I stopped myself? "I haven't spoken to them in years, but they're my friends", he said.

This revelation informed an earlier discussion about how enthusiastic Fraser was about playing his own stunt double in the 2003 film "Looney Tunes: Back in Action".

Like numerous other survivors of sexual assault, Fraser said he didn't want the assault to become part of his narrative, following him around and resurfacing those feelings.

'Maybe I am over-reacting in terms of what the instance was, ' he says about the Berk allegation. "I just know what my truth is".

After his friends Rose McGowan, Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino came forward with their disturbing stories about Harvey Weinstein, Fraser commended them for showing the courage he did not have.

Fraser also added that he has been observing the #MeToo movement and it's affect in Hollywood. Fraser lives on a farm in Bedford, New York, which is about an hour north of Manhattan where he splits his time between there and Toronto, where he was shooting a series based on Three Days of the Condor called Condor, and Europe, where he was shooting Trust, an FX series about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, which is produced by Danny Boyle.