Mark Ruffalo Joins Protest In Support of Victims of Priest Sexual Abuse Before 2016 Oscar Ceremony

by Alex Ungerman 3:32 PM PST, February 28, 2016
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Mark Ruffalo is voicing his support for survivors of priest sexual abuse.

The actor -- who is nominated in the Supporting Actor category at Sunday night's Oscars for his performance in Spotlight, the story of a group of reporters that uncovered an abuse scandal in Boston -- joined a protest at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles before the awards show began.

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"Standing with the survivors of Priest sexual abuse!" Ruffalo tweeted of his role in the event. "Keeping it real."

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Spotlight, the movie for which Ruffalo is nominated, centers around alleged abuses that have occured in the Catholic church.

Meanwhile, the 48-year-old actor, who considered boycotting the Oscars this year over it's lack of diversity, also promoted Sunday night's rally in Flint, Michigan, writing, "Check this out tonight. Justice for Flint."

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