Shocked viewers have hit out at Hollywood star Adam Sandler after he repeatedly touched British actress Claire Foy during a chat show, appearing to leave her squirming with embarrassment. As the fallout from Harvey Weinstein scandal continues the comedian 51 years old was criticized for his gestures during Friday night’s Graham Norton Show. American actor was seen resting his hand on the knee of British Claire Foy 33 years old leaving her looking distinctly uncomfortable.
Unfortunately her efforts to pat away his hand went unnoticed and he soon placed it back on her knee, much to her apparent awkwardness. Emma Thompson, who was also a guest on show, appears to glare at Sandler throughout awkward encounter. British star has been very vocal during Weinstein scandal. She called the disgraced movie producer a ‘predator’ and told his behavior was ‘endemic’ in Hollywood. Sandler, a married father of 2, appeared oblivious to what was happening as he regaled audience with a story. To make matters worse, he also touched leg of double Oscar winner Emma Thompson 58 years old his co-star in new Netflix film The Meyerwitz Stories.
Stunned viewers took to social media to voice their concerns about Sandler, star of The Wedding Singer and Grown Ups. One viewer said ‘Adam Sandler touching Claire Foy’s knee for no reason, she put his hand back, he then does it again, she looked rightly p***** off.’
Another wrote ‘Felt very uncomfortable watching Adam repeatedly put his unwanted hand on the knee of Claire Foy.’
‘With all that’s happening did I just see Claire Foy looking a little distressed at Adam Sandler’s hands all over her knee?’ one other said. Emma 58 years old recently told that Weinstein was at ‘the top of the ladder of a system of harassment and belittling and bullying.’ On Saturday a spokesman for Sandler described actor’s actions as ‘a friendly gesture’. Funnyman made a similar gesture to Dustin Hoffman on the Jimmy Fallon show at beginning of the month.
Producer Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company on October 8 after The New York Times published an expose that detailed decades of sexual harassment allegations against him. Oscar-winning producer apologized without addressing any specific conduct, but has denied later allegations by several women that he raped them. New York Times also reported that Weinstein paid a financial settlement of $100’000 to McGowan in 97′ over an incident in a hotel room during Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Weinstein representative Sallie Hofmeister has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex. Police in London, LA and NY are investigating Weinstein 65 years old.