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Adam Sandler Inappropriately Touches Claire Foy's Knee On The Graham Norton Show

Unwanted touching by men is a problem women face all the time and can make them feel unsafe.
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During the newest broadcast of the BBC One's The Graham Norton Show, actress Claire Foy twice swiped away Adam Sandler's hand as he placed it on her knee while telling an anecdote.

This episode will air next week on BBC America.

Adam started out by patting Emma Thompson's leg and then turned toward the star of The Crown.

Sandler seemed unaware of his actions as he was discussing a story involving his mother at the Golden Globes.

You can see how unnerved the British actress was by this, especially after he did it a second time.

You'd think men in Hollywood would be more careful after the Harvey Weinstein incident (and the subsequent other accused men, like James Toback and Chris Savino), but apparently not.

Mr Sandler’s representatives have since described the action as “a friendly gesture” and said he made a similar gesture to Dustin Hoffman on the Jimmy Fallon Show earlier this month.

But "friendly" or not, it was clear that Foy did not want to be touched. Unfortunately, unwanted touching by men is also a problem women face all the time. And though it may seem innocuous, it can make a woman feel unsafe and uncomfortable in an environment and potentially worried about it escalating.

Viewers reacted accordingly on Twitter as @michellelmarsh tweets; "Adam Sandler has no social awareness of how awkward he seemed to be making Emma Thompson and Claire Foy #stoptouching #GrahamNorton"

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