Casey Affleck speaks to sexual harassment claims

In wake of his Oscar win, Casey Affleck has addressed earlier sexual harassment claims against him, telling the Boston Globe "everyone deserves to be treated with respect in the workplace and everywhere else."

Affleck won best actor at Sunday's Oscars for role in Manchester by the Sea

Post-Oscar win, Casey Affleck has spoken to the Boston Globe about the sexual harassment claims against him. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/Associated Press)

In an interview following his best actor Oscar win on Sunday, Casey Affleck addressed earlier sexual harassment claims against him and said "everyone deserves to be treated with respect in the workplace and everywhere else."

The Manchester by the Sea star had largely evaded questions about the two lawsuits brought against him while making the 2010 mockumentary I'm Still Here, which he directed. The settlement of each case prevents each party from discussing the accusations.

Affleck has denied the allegations.

In an interview posted Tuesday night by The Boston Globe, Affleck said, "I believe that any kind of mistreatment of anyone for any reason is unacceptable and abhorrent, and everyone deserves to be treated with respect in the workplace and anywhere else."

Asked about those who have criticized his Academy Award win, Affleck said there was "nothing I can do about it other than live my life the way I know I live it and to speak to what my own values are and how I try to live by them all the time."