Ruth Wilson admits she quit The Affair because she 'didn't feel safe' on set as she finally addresses sex scene scandal

RUTH Wilson has admitted she quit The Affair because she 'didn't feel safe' on set as she finally addresses the sex scene scandal.

The 38-year-old actress starred in the Showtime drama alongside Dominic West for four seasons.

She left the show in 2018 and previously insisted her departure wasn't down to "pay parity" but revealed she was "not allowed to talk about why" she was leaving.

However, in a new interview with Stylist, Ruth opened up a bit more about the reasons behind her exit.

She said: "The reason I haven’t gone into The Affair is that I haven’t worked out how to discuss it.

"There’s a lot of noise and anger surrounding it, and really the power rests with me to choose how I discuss my life and my experiences.

“What’s important to say is that I did speak up. I did have a voice. I did stand up for myself.

"There was a situation on The Affair where things didn’t feel right, and I dealt with them, and I managed to protect myself.”

She continued: “It was before #MeToo and before Harvey Weinstein – and yet my instincts were very clear and strong about what I felt was wrong, about what was going on, and what I didn’t feel safe about.”

Last year, The Hollywood Reporter published an article claiming the actress left The Affair due to the "frequency and nature of certain nude scenes".

It also alleges Ruth felt The Affair's showrunner Sarah Treem "in particular pressured her to perform such scenes".

The article also reports Ruth made a complaint to Showtime in February 2017, alleging a hostile work environment.

This led to Showtime's parent company CBS opening an internal investigation.

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, a Showtime rep said: "When confronted with a report of inappropriate behaviour involving anyone within our offices or productions, we immediately initiate a process overseen by our compliance team in the case of our own shows, or in the case of series we license from others, we collaborate closely with the relevant production studio.

"In the instances that THR is referencing, appropriate and decisive action was taken."

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