Ben Affleck Apologizes For Groping Actress In 2003

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Ben Affleck apologized Wednesday for allegedly groping actress Hilarie Burton when they appeared together on the MTV show “Total Request Live” in 2003.

Burton re-upped her claims that Affleck grabbed her breast after the actor finally released a statement condemning Harvey Weinstein for allegedly sexually harassing and assaulting women.


“He also grabbed Hilarie Burton’s breasts on TRL once [but] everyone forgot,” one Twitter user wrote, prompting Burton to reply, “I didn’t.”

Affleck apologized for groping Burton in a short tweet.

“I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize,” he tweeted.

After Affleck took five days to condemn Weinstein’s alleged behavior, actress Rose McGowan insisted that he knew about the abuse all along. McGowan claims she told Affleck about Weinstein’s harassment and Affleck seemed to indicate that he knew it was a common occurrence.

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