Casey was accused of sexual harassment and making unwanted physical advances in 2010 when both a producer and cinematographer who worked with the actor on the film I'm Still Here filed lawsuits against him. The lawsuits were ultimately settled out of court.
It's also notable and worth mentioning that Brie portrayed a rape survivor in Room, and is an outspoken supporter of victims of sexual violence.
She notably stood and hugged every sexual assault survivor brought onstage by Lady GaGa during her performance of 'Til It Happens To You at the 2016 Oscars.
People on Twitter noted the injustice of the actress having to give a known sexual harasser his awards.
Brie Larson recently played a woman who was abused, and now she had to give an abuser his award. I can't believe this. #oscars
— Letícia (@berry_sck) February 27, 2017
So what does exec producer Selena Gomez think of all this controversy? It's pretty much what she was going for. She told the AP:
"We stayed very true to the book and that's initially what Jay Asher created, was a beautifully tragic, complicated yet suspenseful story, and I think that's what we wanted to do. We wanted to do it justice and, yeah, that's going to come no matter what. It's not an easy subject to talk about, but I'm very fortunate with how it's doing. I'm overwhelmed. I'm very proud of it."
Whatever your reaction to the show, it is getting a lot more people to talk about the problem of teen suicide.