Jesse Williams Addresses Nude Video Leak
Written by rezierez on May 13, 2022
Jesse Williams has been the talk of the town all week after a nude clip from his performance in Broadway’s ‘Take Me Out’ made rounds on the internet. But he seems to be taking it fairly well.
The actor finally responded to those leaked pictures and videos that had fans and celebs hot and bothered.
“I’m not down about it,” Williams told The Associated Press on Thursday. “Our job is to go out there every night, no matter what.
“I’m not really worrying about it. I can’t sweat that. We do need to keep advocating for ourselves,” he continued. “And it’s wonderful to see a community push back and make clear what we do stand for, what we don’t.”
“Consent is important, I thought. So, let’s keep that in mind universally,” Williams, 40, added.
The “Grey’s Anatomy” heartthrob may be OK with the leak, but co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, the show’s theater and Actors’ Equity Association all have different takes.
“And truly, if nudity is what you are coming for…you are in for a long boring night,” Ferguson wrote in a separate tweet Tuesday.
Actors’ Equity also released a statement, saying the recording constituted “sexual harassment and an appalling breach of consent.”
Second Stage Theater, home of “Take Me Out,” told Deadline that it will now install infrared cameras to monitor the audience’s use of cameras and other suspicious activity during the show.
Spectators are already required to seal their electronic devices in Yondr cases throughout the performance.