Talking about Mikael Persbrandt’s allegations, he was accused of sexual violence including testimonies of hundreds of women. When confronted by journalists, the Jakob actor did not plead guilty, but he does say that he formerly behaved in a way that he is not proud of today.
Sex Education is a coming-of-age drama that delves into a variety of topics, including sex education. Otis, a sexually repressed adolescent, becomes a sex therapist in college after his friend Maeve discovers the psychoanalytical trait he received from his mother, who is, of course, a sex therapist.
Netflix’s revolutionary teenage comedy has been created by Laurie Nunn, best known for Pregnant Pause and Radiance. Season 1 of the show was launched on January 11, 2019, to rave reviews from both audiences and critics. The show has been dubbed a cultural phenomenon because it pushes boundaries and deals with serious issues in an engaging and funny way that is neither preachy nor theatrical.
However, viewers were shocked when Mikael Persbrandt, who portrayed Jakob Nyman, didn’t appear in the Netflix series season 4. As a result, they are curious to know if it has anything to do with his previous sexual allegations made by several women. Well, here is what we know.
Hundreds of Women Made Allegations Against Mikael Persbrandt of Sexual Violence!
Mikael Persbrandt from Sex Education (@mikaelpersbrandtofficial) was been accused of sexual assault. The allegations were made by several hundred women including filed complaints.
Foreign media emphasizes that suspicions about the actor have been circulating for some years, but have been persistently ignored by producers and streaming platforms, who continue to happily cast him in their films.
Mikael Persbrandt does not accept any of the allegations.
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Likely, one woman admitted that the first email about the Sex Education cast’s behavior was sent to Netflix in 2019, saying, “He asked her to undress in front of him and his friends”. The statement was ignored by the streaming behemoth.
Moreover, Mikael Persbrand has also been accused of forcing victims to have oral sex in front of him and his companions, undressing in front of him and his friends, and making it impossible for them to work on the set if they refused his sexual offers. He would become pushy and rude since he did not understand the word no. One of the victims described her experiences, saying,
He asked me to undress in front of him and his old friends. I tried to refuse, but he said: »You are so beautiful, I am proud of you, I just want to show you«. I couldn’t get up.
While some of the victims remain nameless, there is already a long list of female artists who have publicly made allegations that Mikael Persbrandt has damaged them. Among them were: Alicia Vikander, Bahar Pars, Sofia Helin, Maria Lundqvist, Evin Ahmad, Ann Petrén, Marika Lagercrantz, Cecilia Forss, and Eva Röse.
As a result, the authors of the appeal expect that the actor will be punished accountable and will not be hired again in future projects. However, although the Swede does not plead guilty when challenged by journalists, he does admit that he once behaved in a way he is not proud of today. The actor stated,
I used to act in a way which I’m not proud of today and left it behind. At the same time, the industry as a whole has taken some decisive steps to address the existing structural problems related to inequalities and the working environment.
I am presented in a context that could destroy my entire career and cementing a false image of me is not something I want to support and is obviously the last thing I want to be involved in
More About Mikael Persbrandt: Early Life and Career!
Mikael Persbrandt is a Swedish actor best known for his role as Gunvald Larsson in the Beck series of Swedish films. He is also known for his role in the Academy Award-winning film, In a Better World, directed by Susanne Bier. His performance got him a nomination for Best Actor at the 2011 European Film Awards.
Mikael Persbrandt plays Jakob Nyman in Netflix’s Sex Education.
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Persbrandt was born on 25 September 1963in the municipality of Järfälla in the county of Stockholm. He was baptized in Gamla stan’s Finnish Church. Likely, he has indicated that he has relatives from land on his mother’s side and believes his paternal ancestors were Walloons.
Talking about his career, he has appeared onstage with Stockholm‘s Royal Dramatic Theatre as well as in several film and television appearances. Meanwhile, he won the Guldbagge Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role twice, the first for Everlasting Moments in 2009 and the second for Nobody Owns Me in 2014.
Furthermore, Persbrandt announced in 2015 that he would be leaving his popular role as Gunvald Larsson. Later, he began his role as Jakob Nyman in the Netflix comedy-drama Sex Education in 2019. However, he currently doesn’t appear in season 4 of the Netflix series.