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This Is What Brie Larson Has To Say About Not Clapping For Casey Affleck At The 2017 Oscars

The actress is a fierce advocate for sexual assault survivors.

After presenting the award to the actor on Feb. 26, actress and last year's Best Actress winner Brie Larson noticeably refused to clap as the audience gave the "Manchester By the Sea" star a standing ovation.

And now, Larson is saying her decision to not clap for Affleck was completely intentional.

This isn't the first time Larson, an advocate for survivors of sexual assault, refused to publicly laud Affleck.

Back in January, the Twitterverse noticed that she refused to pay respect to the actor when handing him his Golden Globe award.

Larson, who won the Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of a mother who's been held captive and raped for years, notably hugged each sexual assault victim who appeared onstage with Lady Gaga during her performance at the 2016 Oscars.

When asked about the lawsuit brought on by two women over accusations of alleged sexual harassment leveled against him in 2010, the actor said, "I believe that any kind of mistreatment of anyone for any reason is unacceptable and abhorrent, and everyone deserves to be treated with respect in the workplace and anywhere else."

Casey Affleck accepts the Best Actor award for "Manchester by the Sea" from presenter Brie Larson during the 89th Annual Academy Awards on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

"There’s really nothing I can do about it other than live my life the way I know I live it and to speak to what my own values are and how I try to live by them all the time," he continued.

Both lawsuits were eventually settled out of court for an undisclosed sum. Affleck has denied the claims, calling them "extortion."

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