Several women have made allegations of harassment and ‘grooming’ against the True Detective and James Bond director Cary Fukunaga
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Cary Fukunaga has been accused of sexual harassment and “grooming” by three women, who claim that they were targeted by the American filmmaker on separate projects.
Known for the James Bond film No Time To Die, and the first season of True Detective, the 44-year-old director and screenwriter was initially called out by the 23-year-old actor, member of Skate Kitchen, and former Dazed 100er Rachelle Vinberg. Her allegations came in response to Fukunaga’s comments on the Supreme Court’s leaked draft on overturning Roe v Wade: “Meanwhile, in America, the Supreme Court is about to push us one step closer to war with ourselves… by legitimising a war against women’s rights.”
“So, he posted this today… and it pisses me off cause he literally doesn’t care about women,” Vinberg wrote alongside a screenshot of Fukunaga’s statement. “He only traumatises them. I’ve spoken to many girls. Fuck you Cary.”
Vinberg has gone on to post additional details of her relationship with Cary – including videos, and photos of the pair together – that are saved on her public Instagram, under “Cary part 1” and “Cary pt 2”. She explains that they met on a shoot when she was 18, and continued to message over social media. The secret relationship became “completely fully intimate” before it ended when she was 21 years old.
So far, two other women have come forward with allegations about Fukunaga’s behaviour. Twins Hannah and Cailin Loesch published a blog post on May 5, “in solidarity with Rachelle Vinberg”, in which they claim that they were 20 when they met the director, on the set of his Jonah Hill-starring Netflix show, Maniac.
Cary Fukunaga has previously billed himself as a supporter of women and champion of their rights and representation in the film industry – notably bringing Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge onto the James Bond writing team to make the female characters more than just contrivances.