Ben Affleck apologizes for groping Hilarie Burton

Published By Marriska Fernandes on Oct 12, 2017

Ben Affleck (pictured left) and Hilarie Burton (pictured right) attending separate eventsYesterday, actress Hilarie Burton accused Ben Affleck of groping her in 2003. The actor soon tweeted an apology for his behavior.

It started Tuesday when Ben condemned Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment allegations. Ben released a statement in which he said: "I am saddened and angry that a man who I worked with used his position of power to intimidate, sexually harass and manipulate many women over decades. The additional allegations of assault that I read this morning made me sick."

Rose McGowan quickly slammed Ben's statement and tweeted: ""GODDAMNIT! I TOLD HIM TO STOP DOING THAT" you said that to my face. The press conf I was made to go to after assault. You lie."

With several comments flowing in, one user posted: "He also grabbed Hilarie Burton's breasts on TRL once. Everyone forgot though." This immediately stemmed a response from Burton, who replied: "I didn't forget" followed by "I was a kid."

Back in 2003, Burton, then 21, was filming an episode of MTV’s Total Request Live with Affleck. He allegedly grabbed her breast. The actress acknowledged the incident today by posting a TRL outtake in which she says: "He comes over and tweaks my right boob."

Affleck responded with an apology: "I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize." ~Marriska Fernandes

 








Comments & Discussion

  1. MA • 10/12/2017 12:53:50 PM

    THis kind of behaviour has been going on in Hollywood for many years. Women could get nowhere unless they slept with someone! Well....there is no place for these neanderthals to hide now. Weinstein is an ugly sod, guess that is the ONLY way he could get sex from a woman. As for Affleck, I lost all my respect for him a long time ago. He was married to a beautiful woman with children and STILL not happy, he is a drunk and now we know he is part of the neanderthal crowd. Hope this finishes these men off in their careers, they deserve it.

  2. marc • 10/12/2017 2:12:37 PM

    That Hollywood behaviour works both ways. Women and men in positions of power using it to their advantage to get what they want. Burton was an adult. Not a kid. Let's keep the field straight. Also realize in this dcay and age accusations fly and have been proven true in some cases and false in others. It depends which is the best bandwagon.

  3. Joe • 10/12/2017 3:15:55 PM

    Ben, that was very admirable of you. It's in the past. Let it go... let it go... Peace be with us all. We need to move on from this crap and start to love one another. Enough with the BLAME! Love and Light. :-)

  4. Donna • 10/12/2017 3:43:39 PM

    It is all part of the rape culture upheld and perpetuated every day in order to normalize the brutality that women are forced to endure from EVIL men. These ones just have more money.

  5. Nevada • 10/12/2017 4:49:28 PM

    The world is filled with pigs...Growing up in Toronto, starting at age 10, I was in an almost daily battle to protect myself from strangers! My first experience at 10 was when I was walking to the corner store. A man was walking towards me and as we were about to pass each other he just slammed his hand onto my little crotch and squeezed it so hard for about 5 seconds, then laughed and went on his merry way. I was shocked and I ran the rest of the way to the store. In those days no one did anything about sexual crimes. By the time I was 16 I cannot tell you how many times I was groped, pinched, squeezed, rubbed against, flashers flashing me and even chased by a man with his penis out while he masurbated. I learned very quickly how to kick and punch! It's NEVER going to end. Pigs, pedophiles and diddlers are everywhere. It's disgusting and I wish I'd had a gun with rubber bullets back then, it would have been perfect. Nowadays if someone should harass me I give them the death glare which usually works. These pigs in Hollywood should all have to pay for what they've done and what they are doing. Who the hell do these all these men think they are??? Women need to speak up more and start punching and kicking these low life gropers. It works!

  6. Debbie • 10/12/2017 8:36:07 PM

    To Joe...That's the problem. Too much 'love' in men's pants!

  7. Sam • 10/13/2017 8:02:33 PM

    Ben Affleck and Harvey Weinstein are cut from the same pathetic cloth.

  8. Sam • 10/13/2017 8:03:13 PM

    Oh, and I heard that his nickname is now Buttman instead of Batman. I hope he never works again.

  9. Gareth • 10/14/2017 12:37:56 AM

    But so many people (including educated white women who drove him to victory) adore the Commander in Chief of Gropers otherwise know as that Moron the POTUS (not my words that would be words of the Secretary of State his top official)

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