#TimesUp Twitter Rips Gary Oldman Over Domestic Abuse Allegations After Oscar Win: ‘Miles to Go For #MeToo’


 Gary Oldman is taking heat online over alleged domestic abuse after winning his first Oscar at the 90th Academy Awards.

Oldman, who starred as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, was accused back in 2001 by his then-wife Donya Fiorentino of assaulting her with a telephone in front of their children.

“As I picked up the phone to call the police, Gary put his hand on my neck and squeezed. I backed away, with the phone receiver in my hand. I tried to dial 911. Gary grabbed the phone receiver from my hand, and hit me in the face with the telephone receiver three or four times. Both of the children were crying,” Fiorentino alleged at the time.

Oldman has denied the allegations.

Here’s a sampling of the Twitter reaction:

Koby Bryant faced similar viral backlash for winning his Oscar for Best Animated Short because he had previously been accused of rape. And last year’s Oscar-winner Casey Affleck bowed out from presenting at this year’s ceremony over allegations of misconduct that have since resurfaced in the #MeToo movement.

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