Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis courts and animated the discussions between men and women in bedrooms and boardrooms around the world.The movie is set to hit theaters on September 22, 2017.While Affleck garnered a standing ovation for receiving the award, Larson, who won best actress for her role in in which she plays a rape survivor, appeared to offer the world a silent, noiseless protest.However, unlike at the Golden Globes, Larson was forced to cordially but briefly hug Affleck, who was widely tipped to take home the award, as she handed over the gong.
Who knows whether’s Larson muted reaction was intentional, but many are speculating that the actress didn’t like seeing Affleck rewarded, given his history of being accused of sexual harassment.The sexual harassment allegations against Affleck, the younger brother of A-list star Ben Affleck, stem from 2010 when Affleck was directing the faux documentary “I’m Still Here,” with his friend Joaquin Phoenix.Two women who worked with Affleck on the set of the mocumentary filed separate lawsuits against him, detailing repeated instances of harassment that lasted through the film’s production."To show you the extent to which a patriarchy takes a toll on females; I've been raped, I've been sexually abused as a child and I've been fired because I wouldn't sleep with my boss and I always thought it was my fault;" she explained to the "Room" star."That I didn't do or say the right thing." The fitness guru didn't give further detail into the incidents, but used the examples to explain what young girls and women go through all of the time.