Outlander star Sam Heughan posted a lengthy statement on his Instagram story and Twitter detailing “six years of constant bullying, harassment, stalking and false narrative” since joining the Starz drama in 2014.
In the post, the Scottish actor said he’s been falsely accused of “manipulating fans, being a closet-homosexual, trying to mislead or exhort fans for money and disregarding coronavirus advice.” The latter comment has to do with Heughan’s decision to stay in Hawaii, where he went for vacation before everyone began sheltering at home.”I’m safe, isolated, putting no one at risk and am not a burden to the locals,” he wrote.
Heughan’s decision to address those who have subjected him and his circle of friends and family to “personal slurs, shaming, abuse, death threats, stalking, sharing of private information and vile, false narrative.” Heughan added, “I am at a loss, upset, hurt and have to speak out. It’s affecting my life, mental state and is a daily concern … I’ve never spoken about it because I believe in humanity and always hoped these bullies would just go away.”
Hours after Heughan’s reveal, the hashtag #WeStandWithSam began trending, with multiple Outlander fan accounts on social media sharing their support for the 39-year-old.
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