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Actor-comedian Adam Sandler has come under fire for repeatedly touching television actor Claire Foy during a chat on TV show “The Graham Norton Show”, appearing to leave her uncomfortable and embarrassed. In the Friday night episode of the show, Adam Sandler can be seen resting his hand on Claire Foy’s knee. Her efforts to remove his hand went unnoticed. He placed it multiple times on her knee leaving her feel awkward. In the clip which later got viral, ‘The Crown’ actor was seen moving restlessly each time the ‘Just Go With It’ actor placed her hands on her knee. Meanwhile, the latter seemed to have no idea about anything that was going on around him.
Actor Emma Thompson, who was a guest on the show, was amazed by Sandler throughout the awkward encounter. To make matters worse, Adam Sandler also touched the leg of Thompson. He was later slammed over social media by many viewers.
One viewer tweeted: “Adam Sandler touching Claire Foy’s knee for no reason, she put his hand back, he then does it again, she looked rightly p***** off.”
Another wrote: “Felt very uncomfortable watching Adam repeatedly put his unwanted hand on the knee of Claire Foy.”
Incidentally, this took place after a number of female workers, actors from the Hollywood industry opened up about sexual harassment and assault they faced in their life. Hollywood Producer Harvey Weinstein has been at the receiving end of these attacks. He was sacked from his own company when New York Times released an article stating the several allegations women have used against him.
With inputs from IANS.