As for Oswalt’s allegation that he tried to strangle the movie’s director, Snipes informed The Guardian, “By no means occurred.”
“Let me tell you one thing. If I had tried to strangle David Goyer, you probably wouldn’t be talking to me now,” Snipes said. “A black guy with muscles strangling the director of a movie is going to jail, I guarantee you.”
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Snipes, who said he can “barely remember” working with Oswalt, said he finds it “fascinating that his statement alone was enough to make people go: ‘Yeah, you know Snipes has got a problem.’”
Snipes elaborated on why he believes so many took Oswalt’s assertions at face worth whereas he has to defend himself:
“That is a part of the challenges that we as African Individuals face right here in America — these microaggressions. The presumption that one white man could make a press release and that assertion stands as true! Why would folks consider his model is true? As a result of they’re predisposed to believing the black man is at all times the issue.”
This is not the primary time that Snipes has addressed Oswalt’s allegations. Again in 2018, Snipes informed Vice that he refuted Oswalt’s declare that he stayed in his trailer the entire shoot, however defined that the Put up-It observe exchanges could have occurred as a result of tech communication challenges on the island the place they had been filming.