Actor Matthew Lawrence has claimed he was fired from his agency after refusing to strip for an Oscar-winning director who allegedly offered him a role in an upcoming Marvel movie.
Lawrence, 43, made the revelation Saturday on his “Brotherly Love” podcast which he hosts with his two other siblings, Andy and Joey Lawrence.
The ‘Boy Meets World’ star opened the episode by expressing his support for the ‘#MeToo’ movement saying it was a ‘good thing’ while claiming it was proposed by directors – men and women – several times for a major role in various films.
“There have been many times in my life where I’ve been offered a huge role,” Lawrence said. “I lost my agency because I went to the hotel room, which I can’t believe they would send me to, of a high-profile Oscar-winning director who showed up in his dressing gown, asked me to undress and said he needed to get me some Polaroids.
“And then if I did X, Y and Z, I would be the next Marvel character. I didn’t do that, and my agency fired me for leaving that manager’s room,” Lawrence continued.
The Post has contacted Lawrence for comment.
Lawrence, who did not give a specific name or location for the incident, said he was not the only man it happened to.
“A lot of other friends have been there. Both men and women,” the 43-year-old continued.
The “Ms. Doubtfire” star also claimed that there is a double standard in Hollywood and that sexually harassed men don’t receive the same level of support as women.
As an example, the 43-year-old recalled the 2016 incident where Terry Crews claimed he was groped by WME agent Adam Venit at a party and people didn’t get him. not believed.
“Terry Crews comes out and says it; people laugh at him. People don’t support it,” Lawrence said. “They kicked him out. For what? Because he’s a man who represents masculinity, and I think our society is less ready to hear that happening with men than it is with women.
Crews, 54, received an apology from Venit two years later in 2018 and shared it on Twitter.