ivy_b (ivy_b) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Cas Anvar (The Expanse) accused on twitter of sexual harassment and assault

There have been multiple tweets on Twitter in the last few days accusing Cas Anvar of The Expanse of inappropriate behavior, pushing fans to send nudes or meet up with him and there are at least two claims of sexual assault.

The tweet that started it accused him of being aggressive towards her friends, pushing them to meet up with him- one turned him down, the other he assaulted.

This led to a user called AJ coming forth with her sexual assault story from when she was 17 in May 2013.

She goes into more detail of the experience in the tweets below, here's a summary: [tw: intoxicating a minor, sexual assault details]He pressured her into going to his hotel room at a convention when she was 17, got her drunk, convinced her to undress for a 'massage', groped her and told her he would give her money for a cab if she kissed him, then proceeded to sticking his tongue down her throat. He continued to text her about ho to give blowjobs and tried to get her to have a threesome with him. He pressured her to stay quiet and told her all about the drunk women he would sleep with on set, got upset she didn't know who he was and called him a b-list celeb and when she said she was only 17 he responded 'That's close enough to 18'. She went into more details on Reddit, it's not an easy read.

[sexual assault]

This had led to many more women coming forward, some sharing DMs of him being inappropriate with them, there are more, these are just two of them.

Or asking for their help in 'taking down' a woman who outed his behavior on twitter.

Andrea, who is one of the hosts of The Tightbeam Podcast (an Expanse podcast) shared her experience of him pressuring her for pics then blocking her when she was uncomfortable. [summarizing it]He followed her on Twitter, slid into her DMs, asked for pictures to 'see her face' then asked her to add him on Facebook where it's 'more private'. She was in a relationship and was weary to do so, but he kept badgering her to send him pictures so he could have 'proof' it's her. She told him it felt wrong, she was in a relationship and didn't know what he wanted from her. He told her 'ok' and blocked her, making her feel like she screwed up. When she was invited to go to The Expanse set, he avoided her 'like the plague', making her feel worthless. She says he enjoyed being on a pedestal and when things don't go his way, he tries to clean up by sliding into fan DMs and intimidating them into submission.

It's in 5 parts in starting from this tweet:

Cailin Munroe, Former VFX coordinator for S1-2 of The Expanse accused Cas of preying on a friend of hers

As of now there's been no response yet from Alcon or Amazon Prime (or anyone from the show), fans reached out to Ty Franck for a response and he had the following to say (Ty together with Daniel Abraham wrote the Expanse novels under the pen name James S.A Corey but Ty runs the twitter handle, they're both heavily involved in the show as well):

SOURCES: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #8, #9, #10, #11

I'm shocked and disgusted. We can probably expect some kind of response from Alcon/Amazon Prime at some point soon.
Tags: amazon, sensitive content, sexual misconduct, the expanse (syfy)

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