Okay, Jason Satham. Apparently, the actor is trying to get ahead of a potentially harmful situation after allegations surfaced that he used homophobic slurs on one of his movie sets five years ago.
Per The Blast, a source “close to the situation” claims that Statham and his longtime producing partner Steve Casman got into a very heated argument while filming the 2015 gambling flick, Wild Card. During the argument, Statham allegedly repeatedly said the term, “f*cking f*gs.”
This is clearly not a thing and completely unacceptable. What’s more confusing is the 50-year-old actor's response to the allegations. He took to Facebook to try and clear things up.
While it’s commendable that he claims to support the LGBTQ community and understands the offensive nature of the comments, the apology is lackluster at best, and doesn’t really say, well, anything.
Sources say he truly doesn't remember the situation at all — but wouldn’t you remember if you went on a homophobic rant?
Statham's legal team says that anything said in a private conversation should not have been recorded and could potentially be illegal given that the movie was filmed in New Orleans and would be subject to the state’s Electronic Surveillance Act. So we'll see where this all ends up...