Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Ben Affleck Apologizes After Hilarie Burton Claims He Groped Her

Ben Affleck Apologizes After Hilarie Burton Claims He Groped Her

The actor was accused of "grabbing" Burton's breasts when they appeared together on American TV show TRL in 2003.

Hilarie Burton claims that Ben Affleck groped her when she worked on MTV's TRL in 2003.

The incident surfaced after he posted condemnation of Harvey Weinstein, who is facing sexual assault allegations. "Everyone forgot though (sic)".

"I'm so sorry that happened to you", the fan wrote back.

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"I didn't forget", Burton replied.

When a Twitter user called out Ben, reminding him of this, Burton was quick to mention that she hasn't forgotten it either.

Hilarie wrote: 'Girls. I'm so impressed with you courageous ones.

Burton, who was 21 at that time, said that she didn't know how to react then and laughed it off in a nervous situation.

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35-year-old Hilarie Burton took to social media to bash actor Ben Affleck for allegedly groping her breast.

McGowan was one of at least eight women who settled lawsuits with Weinstein over the course of three decades, according to the Times.

A video clip confirms not only did the incident happen, MTV highlighted it and interviewed both Burton and presumably a producer about it. Rose McGowan, one of the actresses accusing Weinstein, also reacted to Affleck's statement, first by simply telling him to "f-- off". The press conf I was made to go to after assault. "You lie", she wrote. She reportedly settled a sexual harassment lawsuit against Weinstein in 1997. As Weinstein's accusers continue to step forward, celebrities tweeted their disgust with his behavior and support of the women affected - but not all celebrities, particularly men, are getting off with just an apology.

Weinstein's alleged behaviour has prompted a wave of condemnation from Weinstein's allies in politics, including Barack and Michelle Obama, whose daughter Malia had served as an intern in Weinstein's company earlier this year, and Hillary Clinton.

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