Second Stage Theatre has condemned the leaked nude footage of actor, Jesse Williams.
The ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ actor appears full frontal in his Broadway show ‘Take Me Out’ – which is currently running at the venue – and an illegal recording of the scene was shared online, despite theatre-goers being required to lock their phones to prevent photos or videos being taken of the intimate performance.
In a statement on Twitter, Second Stage said: “Second Stage Theater has worked to ensure the privacy of the ‘Take Me Out’ company by creating a phone-free space with locked phone cases at all performances.
“We are appalled that this policy has been violated and unauthorised footage of our acting company has been posted.
“t is deeply unfortunately that one audience member chose to disrespect the production, their fellow audience members, and, most importantly, the cast in this matter.
“Taking naked pictures of anyone without their consent is highly objectionable and can have severe legal consequences.”
The venue described the incident as “a gross and unacceptable violation of trust”, and revealed they are taking steps to not only remove the videos and photos, but also “enforce the policy”.
Second Stage is also adding additional staff at the theater to enforce the policy.
Meanwhile, Jesse recently opened up on being nude on stage, and insisted it wasn’t “a big deal”.