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Twitter slams Adam Sandler as he touches Claire Foy’s knee

Shocked viewers have hit out at Hollywood star Adam Sandler after he repeatedly touched British actress Claire Foy during a chat show – appearing to leave her squirming with embarrassment.

As the fallout from the Harvey Weinstein scandal continues the comedian, 51, was criticized for his gestures during Friday night’s Graham Norton Show.

The American actor was seen resting his hand on the knee of British Claire Foy, 33, leaving her looking distinctly uncomfortable. 

 

Controversy? As the fallout from the Harvey Weinstein scandal continues the comedian, 51, was criticized for his wandering hands during Friday night’s Graham Norton Show

Unfortunately her efforts to pat away his hand went unnoticed, and he soon placed it back on her knee- much to her apparent awkwardness.  

Sandler, a married father of two, appeared oblivious to what was happening as he regaled the audience with a story.

To make matters worse, he also touched the leg of double Oscar winner Emma Thompson, 58, his co-star in the new Netflix film The Meyerwitz Stories.

Not comfortable? The American actor was seen resting his hand on the knee of British Claire Foy, 33, leaving her looking distinctly uncomfortable

Not comfortable? The American actor was seen resting his hand on the knee of British Claire Foy, 33, leaving her looking distinctly uncomfortable

Unaware: Unfortunately her efforts to pat away his hand went unnoticed, and he soon placed it back on her knee- much to her apparent awkwardness

Unaware: Unfortunately her efforts to pat away his hand went unnoticed, and he soon placed it back on her knee- much to her apparent awkwardness

Stunned viewers took to social media to voice their concerns about Sandler, star of The Wedding Singer and Grown Ups.

One viewer wrote: ‘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 said: ‘Felt very uncomfortable watching Adam repeatedly put his unwanted hand on the knee of Claire Foy.’ 

Oblivious: Sandler, a married father of two, appeared oblivious to what was happening as he regaled the audience with a story

Oblivious: Sandler, a married father of two, appeared oblivious to what was happening as he regaled the audience with a story

‘Felt very uncomfortable watching Adam repeatedly put his unwanted hand on the knee of Claire Foy,’ a viewer wrote

‘Felt very uncomfortable watching Adam repeatedly put his unwanted hand on the knee of Claire Foy,’ a viewer wrote

‘With all that’s happening did I just see Claire Foy looking a little distressed at Adam Sandler’s hands all over her knee?’, one viewer wrote.

Emma, 58, recently said that Weinstein was at ‘the top of the ladder of a system of harassment and belittling and bullying’. 

On Saturday a spokesman for Sandler described the actor’s actions as ‘a friendly gesture’.

The funnyman made a similar gesture to Dustin Hoffman on the Jimmy Fallon show at the beginning of the month. 

'With all that's happening did I just see Claire Foy looking a little distressed at Adam Sandler's hands all over her knee?', another viewer wrote

‘With all that’s happening did I just see Claire Foy looking a little distressed at Adam Sandler’s hands all over her knee?’, another viewer wrote

Producer Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company on Oct. 8 after The New York Times published an expose that detailed decades of sexual harassment allegations against him. The Oscar-winning producer apologized without addressing any specific conduct, but has denied later allegations by several women that he raped them.

The New York Times also reported that Weinstein paid a financial settlement of $100,000 to McGowan in 1997 over an incident in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

Weinstein representative Sallie Hofmeister has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.

Police in London, Los Angeles and New York are investigating Weinstein, 65. 

A spokesman for Sandler described the actor’s actions as ‘a friendly gesture’

A spokesman for Sandler described the actor’s actions as ‘a friendly gesture’

 

 

 

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