The actor Casey Affleck apologized for the "unprofessional environment" on the set of his 2010 film I'm Still Here.
"I behaved in one way and allowed others to behave in a very unprofessional way and I'm sorry," he told the Associated Press.
The Oscar winner was sued by two crew members who accused him of sexual harassment while working on the film mockumentary, which he directed.
Affleck denied charges and the lawsuits were settled out of court.
- Affleck filed the request for harassment
"That I've ever been involved in a conflict that led to a lawsuit I'm really sorry," he said.
"I had never had complaints like this before me in my life and it was really embarrassing, and I did not know how to handle it, and I did not agree with everything, the way I was describing myself and things that have been said about me, "said Affleck.
"But I wanted to try to do it well, to
Affleck was also a producer of I'm Still Here, in which the actor Joaquin Phoenix was seen pretending to have been chosen just at that time. . "
to launch a musical alter-ego.
He said that it meant "the dollar had to stop" with him and that he had to "accept responsibility" for what happened on the set.
Affleck's accusers, producer Amanda White and director of photography Magdalena Gorka, claimed to have been repeatedly subjected to sexual insinuations and unwanted advances.
"It was an unprofessional environment," said Affleck. "And I contributed to this unprofessional environment and I tolerated this kind of behavior from other people and I wish I had not done it, and I regret it a lot."
Affleck, the younger brother of Hollywood star Ben, also said that giving up a presentation role at the Oscars this year was "the right thing to do".
Having won the Best Actor Award in 2017 for Manchester by the Sea, the 42-year-old was scheduled for this year's ceremony to present the award for Best Actress.
After his retirement, the statuette was presented to Frances McDormand by Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster.
"Given everything that was going on in our culture right now … having two incredible women present the best award for the actress seemed the right thing," he told AP Lindsey Bahr.
- Affleck pulls out the Oscars of 2018
In his first extensive interview since he pulled out the Oscars of this year, Affleck addressed the concerns of the #MeToo movement and said that "he needed to keep the mouth closed and listen ".
"Women have been underrepresented and underpaid and objectified and diminished and humiliated and diminished in a thousand ways," he said.
"No one was making too many stories about it, including myself, up to [there were] some women with the kind of courage and wisdom to stand up and of & # 39;:" Do you know what? Enough is enough. & # 39; "
Affleck will soon be seen in the theaters in The Old Man and the Gun with Robert Redford, Redford said this week that it would be his last film as an actor.