“Spotlight” star Mark Ruffalo rallied outside a Catholic church hours before the Oscars started.
The actor, nominated for playing a real-life Boston Globe reporter who helped uncover the horrific Catholic church sex abuse scandal, joined a protest in Los Angeles on Sunday.
“I’m here to stand with the survivors and the victims and the people we’ve lost from Catholic priest childhood sex abuse,” Ruffalo told protesters outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (via the Los Angeles Times).
The protest, helmed by the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, was one of 20 held around the country prior to the Academy Awards, calling for more transparency in the church.
“Spotlight” director Tom McCarthy and writer Josh Singer joined Ruffalo on Sunday.
Ruffalo, 48, also tweeted his support for the cause, writing, “Standing with the survivors of Priest sexual abuse!”
“Spotlight” is up for six Oscars, including Best Director and Best Picture.