Green Book director Peter Farrelly apologises for exposing himself

Esequiel Farfan
Enero 10, 2019

The Cut on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, published excerpts of a 1998 Newsweek story saying Farrelly liked to use ruses to get people to look at his penis.

"Green Book" director Peter Farrelly has apologized after reports emerged that he liked to flash his genitals as a joke while filming.

In a 1998 Newsweek article about the Farrelly brothers, the interviewer recounts how the brothers "concocted a variety of clever ploys created to get you to look" at Farrelly's penis, characterizing the sexual harassment as outrageous, but largely accepted, boyish pranks.

"True. I was an idiot", the director said in a statement.

In a statement issued through his publicists, Farrelly said he "was an idiot", according to the Hollywood Reporter, and that "I did this decades ago and I thought I was being amusing and the truth is I'm embarrassed and it makes me cringe now".

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Among those who were interviewed in the Newsweek article was actress Cameron Diaz, who worked with the Farrelly brothers on the 1998 comedy There's Something About Mary.

Green Book's Best Picture - Musical or Comedy win at the Golden Globes arrived with some controversy, which is quickly being eclipsed by unearthed past acts from the filmmakers. In fact, I'm still recovering, ' he told the publication's reporter. 'Of course! That's what got her in.' He stops smiling for a moment. 'Tell me, ' I say, digesting this news and feeling a complex mixture of relief and disappointment, 'which you find more tantalising, the thought of someone laughing at your penis, or the thought of someone laughing at your films?' 'Tantalising?!' Bobby echoes, perhaps just a fraction alarmed. 'It's not like I make a habit of just whipping it out and saying, 'Hey!

The actor with 50 credits on his resume has since deleted his Twitter account.

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