Amid allegations that Hollywood studio boss, Harvey Weinstein, had sexually assaulted and harassed several women, actor and TV host Hilarie Burton threw another name in to the mix: She alleged that in 2003, when she was simply a kid, Ben Affleck groped her.
Ben Affleck, right, and Matt Damon appear at the Live by Night, premiere in LA.
The dominoes are falling. Amid allegations that Hollywood studio boss, Harvey Weinstein, had sexually assaulted and harassed several women, actor and TV host Hilarie Burton threw another name in to the mix: She alleged that in 2003, when she was simply a kid, Ben Affleck groped her.
On Tuesday, Affleck, whose career got an improvement after starring in films made by Weinstein, broke his silence in an extended Facebook post. “I am saddened and angry a man who I caused used his position of capacity to intimidate, sexually harass and manipulate a lot of women over decades. The excess allegations of assault that we read today made me sick. That is completely unacceptable, and I find myself asking what I could do to make certain this doesn’t eventually others. We have to do better at protecting our sisters, friends, co-workers and daughters. We should support those who come forward, condemn this kind of behaviour whenever we view it and help ensure there tend to be ladies in positions of power,” he wrote.
After having a Twitter user noted that “He also grabbed Hilarie Burton’s breasts on TRL once. Everyone forgot though,” Burton replied, “I didn’t forget.”
He also grabbed Hilarie Burton's breasts on TRL once. Everyone forgot though.
— Shanice Brim (@ShaniceBrim) October 10, 2017
I didn't forget.
— Hilarie Burton (@HilarieBurton) October 10, 2017
Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by several female actors. News of Weinstein’s actions were revealed in some stories by the brand new York Times and the brand new Yorker.
Rose McGowan, a prime accuser in the event, on Wednesday called Affleck a liar, saying that he was fully alert to Weinstein’s actions, but didn’t take necessary actions. She wrote on Twitter, “@benaffleck “GODDAMNIT! I TOLD HIM TO AVOID DOING THAT” you said that to my face. The press conf I had been designed to go to after assault. You lie.”
Affleck’s brother, Casey, is at 2016 involved with a sexual assault case. Burton is married to actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who played Thomas Wayne, father of Affleck’s character Bruce, in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.