Sir Ian McKellan has implied women are partly responsible for the sexual harassment scandal that's threatening to take Hollywood down entirely.
The X-Men alum told the Oxford Union some actresses in the 60s would write DRR – director's rights repected – on their headshot, indicating they were would have sex for roles.
"People must be called out and it's sometimes very difficult for victims to do that," the Lord Of The Rings star told the audience.
"I hope we're going through a period that will help to eradicate it altogether. But from my own experience, when I was starting acting in the early sixties, the director of the theatre I was working at showed me some photographs he got from women who were wanting jobs ... some of them had at the bottom of their photograph 'DRR' — directors' rights respected. In other words, if you give me a job, you can have sex with me.
"That was commonplace from people who proposed that they should be a victim. Madness. People have taken advantage of that and encouraged it and it absolutely will not do."
The 78-year-old also expressed his
fear concern that men will be "wrongly accused".
"I assume nothing but good will come out of these revelations, even though some people get wrongly accused — there's that side of it as well."
He kind of redeemed himself by condemning Spacey's admission of guilt which he hid behind coming out.
"The circumstances in which he chose to do it are reprehensible because it linked alleged underage sex with a declaration of sexuality."
C'mon 2017, let's just make it to the end without ruining any more beloved actors for me, yeah?