Actor Casey Affleck withdraws as 2018 Oscar presenter: academy

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Posted: Jan 25, 2018 4:02 PM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Casey Affleck, an actor who has been accused of sexual harassment by female crew members on earlier films, has withdrawn as a presenter at the 2018 Academy Awards, a spokeswoman for the organization said on Thursday.

Affleck, who won the best actor Oscar last year for his performance in the family drama "Manchester by the Sea," was expected to present this year's best actress award.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb, editing by G Crosse)