Casey Affleck has decided NOT to present the Oscar for best actress at the Academy Awards this weekend.
According to a source, Casey withdrew so his past sexual misconduct allegations wouldn’t be a “distraction”. He didn’t want to put himself in the spotlight. Affleck won best actor at the 2017 Academy Awards for Manchester by the Sea, and traditionally, the previous year's best actor winner presents the award for the best actress category, and vice versa.
Affleck was accused of sexual misconduct by two women, a producer and cinematographer back in 2010. The cases were settled out of court.