Shocked viewers have raged out at Hollywood star Adam Sandler, 51, after he repeatedly touched British actress Claire Foy during Friday night’s, Graham Norton Show.
Foy appeared to squirm with embarrassment throughout the ordeal.
Foy appeared to pat away Sandlers hand but her efforts seemed to go unnoticed, as he soon placed it back on her knee- much to her apparent awkwardness.
Double Oscar winner, Emma Thompson, was also a guest on the show. She appeared to glare at Sandler throughout the awkward encounter. Thompson, 58, is Sandlers co-star in the new Netflix film The Meyerwitz Stories.
Claire Foy has been extremely vocal during the Weinstein scandal. She called the disgraced movie producer a ‘predator’ and said his behavior was ‘endemic’ in Hollywood.
Sandler, a married father of two, appeared oblivious to what was happening as he regaled the audience with a story. He also touched the leg Emma Thompson.
Shocked viewers took to social media to voice their concerns about Sandler, star of The Wedding Singer and Grown Ups.
One viewer wrote: ‘With all that’s happening did I just see Claire Foy looking a little distressed at Adam Sandler’s hands all over her knees?’
Another said: ‘Felt very uncomfortable watching Adam repeatedly put his unwanted hand on the knee of Claire Foy.’
‘Adam Sandler touching Claire Foys knee for no reason, she puts his hand back, he does it again, she looked rightly pissed off’, one viewer wrote.
On Saturday a spokesman for Sandler described the actor’s actions as ‘a friendly gesture’. The funnyman made a similar gesture to Dustin Hoffman on the Jimmy Fallon show at the beginning of the month.