Jesse Williams, 40, has squirted his naked body across the internet after a viewer filmed him fully nude during a scene on his Broadway show Take Me Out; That person later posted the video to Twitter in a grotesque violation.
Nude video of Jesse shared on Twitter without his consent
When pictures of everyone’s favorite piece from Grey’s Anatomy started sharing the internet, it was like an avalanche and too late to stop.
The actor performs in full frontal nudity onstage during a shower scene, which was filmed without his consent.
To view still images (blurred) from the video, click here.
The companies running the production both made statements
The company Yondr, which works with the theatre, asks viewers to put their phones in pockets, which are then locked, although they keep it with them at all times.
The company issued a statement after leaking Jesse’s nude photos, saying, “We are appalled that this policy has been violated and unauthorized footage from our trading company has been released.”
Second Stage Theatre, the company running the show, issued this statement: “It is deeply unfortunate that a viewer has chosen to disregard the production, their fellow attendees and most importantly the case in this matter. Posting it on the internet is crude and unacceptable.”
Twitter was full of hilarious jokes about the leaked video
Fans of the actor quickly jumped onto Twitter, making hilarious jokes about the actor, who many believe is quite handsome.
One Twitter user wrote: “Whoever took one for the team and smuggled the camera down to Broadway to give us these videos of Jesse Williams, thanks.”
If anything, the nude leak seems to have just made Jesse and the Broadway production even more popular. It’s the old saying, all press is good press, right?
Jesse spoke about appearing nude in the production of Watch What Happens Live
While the photos got wide-eyed on social media (just look at the size of the blur), Jesse appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen alongside co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson on May 9, and appeared pretty nonchalant about it appear on stage in his birthday suit.
Speaking of his decision to appear nude on the show, he said: “It’s a body, once you see it you realize it’s whatever, it’s a boy! I just don’t need to make it such a big deal.”
He also spoke about audience reactions to his nude performance on stage, saying: “A non-reaction [from the audience] is a really interesting reaction. The silence, you know. Creates a lot of uncertainty.”
Jesse said he didn’t want to know if friends and family were in the audience
Claiming he would prefer not to know if his friends and family were in the audience, he told the host, “I didn’t know Ellen [Pompeo] or Debbie [Allen] came and I learned in my first few weeks in production that I don’t want to know. I thought I was confident, ‘Oh yeah sure tell me,’ and I realized I don’t want to know, absolutely not.”
In the production, Jesse plays a gay baseball player named Darren Lemming and was nominated for a Tony Award for his role on Monday.
Jesse will be on Take Me Out through June 11th.
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