Oscar-winning actor Gary Oldman's son has issued a statement in defence of his father, who is facing domestic abuse accusations stemming from an alleged 2001 incident.
Gulliver Oldman, the 20-year-old son of the Darkest Hour star and former model Donya Fiorentino, called out "clickbait journalism" for perpetuating an episode he declares "did not happen".
Noting that he's a supporter of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, Gulliver adds: "I can see how coming out with a statement to combat an allegation must look. However, I was there at the time of the 'incident,' so I'd like to make this radiantly clear: it didn't happen. Anyone who says it did is lying."
The statement comes one day after the Daily Mail resurfaced an interview, which Gulliver references, with Fiorentino calling her four-year marriage to his father a "nightmare".
She also spoke to TMZ in the wake of her ex-husband's Oscar win.
"Congratulations, Gary and congratulations to the Academy for awarding not one but two abusers with Oscars," she said, also referencing Dear Basketball writer Kobe Bryant. "I thought we had evolved. What happened to the #MeToo movement?"
Australian Associated Press