SAG-AFTRA Investigates Allegations of Inappropriate Behavior by Vincent Gallo During “The Policeman” Auditions

Portland, Oregon – The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) has revealed that it is conducting an investigation into the production of Vincent Gallo’s latest film, “The Policeman.” Gallo, the controversial star known for his roles in “The Brown Bunny” and “Buffalo ’66,” portrays the Golden State serial killer Joseph James DeAngelo in the movie. Auditions for the film took place in November 2023, and filming occurred in the Portland area in December 2023.

According to Rolling Stone, three female actors who auditioned for “The Policeman” filed a formal complaint with SAG-AFTRA, alleging that Gallo acted inappropriately towards them during the audition process. The actors were reading for scenes where they would portray the serial killer’s victims. One actor claimed that Gallo made lewd comments, stating, “If I say to suck my dick or I will kill you, I want you… to truly believe you will die if you don’t do as I say.” Another actor reported a similar incident, with Gallo allegedly saying, “I may ask you to suck my cock onscreen, and I want an actress who is not going to put up a fight about that.”

SAG-AFTRA released a statement acknowledging the complaints and confirming that they are currently investigating the matter. The organization stated their commitment to ensuring a safe and respectful environment on set. Despite the conclusion of filming, SAG-AFTRA continues to monitor the situation.

The complaint against Gallo also revealed his desire for a “fully improvised” film environment, where he wanted actresses who would allow their “minds and bodies [to] be 100 percent dominated by him” on set. According to the complaint, Gallo allegedly told one of the actors, “I may ask you to get nude at any time, and I need an actress who is going to do it, because that’s what the victim would’ve done to stay alive.”

Variety has reached out to Gallo’s representative for comment on the allegations. SAG-AFTRA’s investigation into the production of “The Policeman” reflects their commitment to addressing complaints and promoting a safe and respectful atmosphere within the industry.

In summary, SAG-AFTRA is investigating allegations made by three female actors against Vincent Gallo regarding his behavior during auditions for his latest film, “The Policeman.” The actors claim that Gallo made inappropriate comments and sought actresses who would comply with his explicit requests. SAG-AFTRA continues to monitor the situation despite the conclusion of filming.