In the end, the trajectory of Gary Oldman’s Oscar win was strikingly similar to Casey Affleck’s Best Actor Oscar win. There had long been accusations about both men, and those accusations barely made a blip during the Oscar campaigns. For Oldman, his ex-wife had claimed – as they were divorcing – that he had been violent with her in front of their then-small children. He ended up with full custody of their two sons, and she (Donya Fiorentino) has barely seen her sons for most of her life. By her own admission, she struggled with drugs and alcohol through much of her adult life… as did Gary Oldman. Several weeks ago, she gave an interview to the Daily Mail where she reiterated her claim that Oldman was violent with her, and she took ownership of the fact that she was a drug abuser and far from a good mother.
Following the Oscars, Donya spoke to TMZ, saying: “Congratulations, Gary and congratulations to the Academy for awarding not one but two abusers with Oscars. I thought we had evolved. What happened to the #MeToo movement?” She was referring to Oldman and Kobe Bryant. In the wake of all of this drama – a drama where, it should be reiterated, Gary Oldman WON AN OSCAR – Oldman and Donya’s son Gulliver has chosen to release a statement, slamming the media and his mother:
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