The Hollywood Foreign Press Association says it is investigating actor Brendan Fraser’s claim that its former president, Philip Berk, groped him in 2003.
Fraser, 49, best known for his role in The Mummy trilogy, made the accusation in an interview with GQ magazine.
A statement from the HFPA, the organization that puts on the Golden Globes, says the interview “includes alleged information that the HFPA was previously unaware of” and is looking into the accusation.
It also stresses that the organization has long had what it calls “a positive working relationship” with Fraser.
Attempts to find a working phone number for Berk were unsuccessful.
Brendan is amazingly courageous in telling this. His assault experience is extremely similar to mine— ending with the assailant explaining away his actions.
One mans “horseplay” is another man’s humiliation. https://t.co/nNjtmKq5D7
Fraser was born in Indiana to Canadian parents and spent his formative years in Ottawa and Toronto, where he attended Toronto’s Upper Canada College.