Jessie William is trending across the internet after an illegally recorded naked video
of him appearing in the Broadway play Take Me Out surfaced online.
The full-frontal footage, which surfaced on social media Monday, was captured
during a shower scene of the play, which tells the story of a gay professional baseball
player dealing with coming out to his teammates and in the press. It opened on
Broadway last month.
The footage dropped on the same day Williams received a Tony nomination for Best
Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play.
All spectators are required to place their phones and smart devices in a sealed Yondr
case before the show “out of respect and support for our actors and in order to create
a phone-free space,” according to 2nd Stage Theater’s website.
The case can only be reopened by placing it on an unlocking tab in the lobby.
The NSFW site GayBlog.ca appeared to be the first to share the videos, and fans
quickly reacted on Twitter, with some thanking the sneaky photographer for the leak
and others suggesting a second career for Williams on the adult site OnlyFans.
Whoever took one for the team and snuck camera to broadway to give us these Jesse
Williams videos, thanks pic.twitter.com/T4z3caBloe
— Jonathan Bailey’s Emmy Campaign Manager (@sameolegal) May 9, 2022
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— 𝑺𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒊♡ (@Neptune_Leo22) May 9, 2022
Soo y’all don’t have any more videos
and/or pictures of Jesse Williams??! 🥴 Asking for a friend 😭😭
— ❀ Dr Rainbow Johnson ❀ (@jakylaberry11) May 10, 2022
Currently securing tix to see Jesse Williams on Broadway. Yes I live in LA, so what?!
— Captain Zamunda (@BoyNamedJoy1) May 10, 2022
Williams recently revealed that he was “terrified” of putting his body on display for
the show, “but then I noted that that was what I asked God for,” he said. “I asked to be
terrified. I asked to do something that was scary and challenging and made me earn it
and made me feel alive and not comfortable.”
The Post has reached out to reps for Williams and the Broadway show for comments
about the surreptitious shots.
Williams and “Take Me Out” co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson were scheduled to appear
on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” on Monday at 10 p.m. on Bravo.