Ruth Wilson left The Affair over 'toxic environment' which demanded gratuitous nudity

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New details about Ruth Wilson's abrupt exit from The Affair are coming to light, over a year after the actress exited the steamy Showtime series which earned her a Golden Globe.

While her departure was initially blamed on a lack of pay parity, the English actress in fact left amid disagreements about her frequent nude scenes, which she worried were gratuitous, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter.

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The magazine alleges a 'toxic' on set environment saw industry standards about sex scenes ignored, pressured actors to perform gratuitous nude scenes and then tried to dismiss the issues when complaints arose.

Since leaving the show Wilson has told reporters she isn't 'allowed' to talk about her departure.

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However way back in 2014 around the time of the show's first season, Ruth told the Mail On Sunday that filming multiple nude scenes had 'put me off sex for life.'

Obliquely addressing her exit during a 2018 interview with the New York Times, Wilson explained: 'It isn't about pay parity, and it wasn't about other jobs, [but] I'm not really allowed to talk about it' before going on to suggest the Times contact showrunner Sarah Treem in light of a 'much bigger story' behind it all.

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Interviews with many involved in The Affair told THR that Treem and Wilson's working relationship was full of friction.

Wilson and Treem were reportedly at odds over the show's nudity as well as the direction of the actress' character.

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Though Ruth knew that nudity would be involved when she signed onto the project, she is said to have been bothered by 'frequency and nature of certain nude scenes' which she deemed to have little purpose other than to be 'titillating.'

While she did sign a nudity waiver - a contract detailing an actor's exact expectations/boundaries when performing nude scenes - a spokesperson...
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