Brendan Fraser returns to Hollywood: sexual abuse and serious injuries that marked his career

Although it was perceived as the natural descent of any star, time showed that brendan fraser was a figure silenced by the film industry. The sudden absence of her in large productions was not linked exclusively to poor results at the box office, there is a question for nothing minor: the sexual abuse he suffered from a figure of weight of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HPFA, for its acronym in English) and that it was attempted to hide.

The event took place in 2003, when the protagonist of The Mummy He was in one of the most successful stages of his career. However, he avoided divulging what happened when was alone with Philip Berk, journalist and former president of the HPFA. Just fifteen years after the attack, Fraser was encouraged to recount what he had experienced and how that situation in which he felt helpless affected his life.

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“His left hand reached out, grabbed my buttock and one of his fingers touched my perineum. And she started to move it”recounted in the interview he gave to the magazine GQ in 2018. He added: “I felt sick, like a little child, like I had a ball in my throat. I thought I was going to cry.”

Later, other issues also harmed his career. The physical problems began to accentuate and he had to undergo various operationsMost of these pains were linked to the great efforts and blows he suffered in the filming of action scenes. Fraser, like Tom Cruise, always took risks.

That bravery brought him consequences such as a spinal disc injury, broken rib, and knee injuries. In addition, he also has to live with problems with his vocal cords.

What the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said about Brendan Fraser’s abuse

When the case of Brandan Fraserthe Hollywood Foreign Press Association issued a statement in which he repudiated the sexual abuse and He announced that he would try to clarify what had happened.

The HFPA strongly opposes sexual harassment and the type of behavior described in this article.either. Over the years, we have had a positive working relationship with Brendan, including announcing the Golden Globe nominees, attending the ceremony and participating in press conferences. This report includes purported information that was previously unknown to the HFPA and we are currently investigating further details about the incident.”

The investigation advanced and the conclusion was very controversial. Although the actor said that he had panicked during the attack, the organization maintained that it was a joke in bad taste: “Although it was concluded that Mr. Berk inappropriately touched Mr. Fraser, the evidence supports that it was intended as a joke and not as a sexual advance.”

Brendan Fraser with director Darren Aronofsky.  (Photo: REUTERS/Yara Nardi)
Brendan Fraser with director Darren Aronofsky. (Photo: REUTERS/Yara Nardi)By: REUTERS

Fraser regretted the way in which the association behaved and questioned that they have not shared the results of the investigation. “There is a system in place that is not written. If you respect it, you will be rewarded. If you don’t, you won’t be rewarded.”he reflected.

This fact marked the career of the protagonist of hits such as To the devil with the devil, George of the Jungle Y Clash: Cross Lives. However, when it seemed that she was not going to get her career off the ground or escape a kind of “blacklist”, she got a 6-minute ovation at the Venice Film Festival for The whalea film by Darren Aronofsky, in which he sports an amazing physical transformation.

How is the Brendan Fraser movie in which he is unrecognizable

Based on the novel by Samuel D. Hunter, The whale is about the life of a lonely English teacher who suffers from obesity and struggles to reconnect with her 17-year-old daughter. In addition to being the great return of the filmmaker to the big screen since the failure of Mother!it is also the return to a transcendent leading role for Fraser.

The last time he led a cast was in 2013, for the film Escapea forgettable thriller was released direct to DVD -at that time streaming was not yet strong- and it never went through a room. Almost a decade later, she achieved something that few stars achieve: overcome oblivion.

Brendan Fraser looks absolutely unrecognizable for his lead role in the movie "The whale".  (Photo: A24)
Brendan Fraser looks absolutely unrecognizable for his lead role in the movie “The Whale.” (Photo: A24)

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