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Jesse Williams speaks out on that nude leak: “Consent is everything”

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A post shared by jesse Williams (@ijessewilliams)Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams has addressed the leak of a video of him nude in the broadway show, Take Me Out.The video emerged on social media last Monday and quickly went viral.

It showed Williams during a locker room scene in the play, which is about a closeted baseball player.The Hayes Theatre, which is home to the production, asks all audience members to lock their phones away in a security bag to prevent such footage, and was quick to condemn the leak.On Thursday night, Williams told Associated Press, “I’m not down about it.

Our job is to go out there every night, no matter what.”Although most comments at first focused on Williams’ toned physique and the size of his manhood, many were soon quick to point out that filming someone naked without their consent is not to be applauded.The Hayes Theatre has since said it was installing infrared cameras and additional security to ensure no audience members are secretly recording the performance.Related: The Jesse Williams nude leak saga continuesSecond Stage Theater, the company running the production, issued a statement saying: “It is deeply unfortunate that one audience member chose to disrespect the production, their fellow audience members, and most importantly, the cast in this matter.“Posting it on the internet is a gross and unacceptable violation of trust between the actor and audience forged in the theater community.”Williams acknowledged the supportive comments he’d received, telling Associated Press, “I’m not really worrying about it.

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