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Prison break star, Scofield, declares he’s gay

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The actor declined to attend a film festival in Russia.

Prison Break star, Michael Scofield, whose real name is Wentworth Miller, has revealed that he’s gay.

Miller, 41, whose sexual orientation has been the subject of speculation in the past, disclosed his status in a letter he sent on Wednesday to Russia’s St. Petersburg International Film Festival, E! reports.

In his letter, he thanked festival organizers for the invitation but stated that “as a gay man, I must decline. I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government.”

Although homosexuality is not a crime in Russia, adults are barred from teaching or sharing such message with children. Stringent new laws prescribe fines for people accused of spreading “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” to minors.