Ben Affleck Apologizes for Groping Incident

Ben Affleck Apologizes for Groping Incident

Ben Affleck spoke out this week in condemnation of Harvey Weinstein, but his condemnation only served to trigger more accusations directed at Affleck himself. Actress Rose McGowan accused Affleck of knowing about Weinstein's history of sexual abuse and not speaking up about it. Then actress Hilarie Burton came forward with a story about inappropriate behavior by Affleck toward her on an MTV set 14 years ago.

Via Us Weekly.

Ben Affleck has apologized for groping Hilarie Burton during a 2003 appearance on Total Request Live.

"I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize," the Justice League actor, 45, wrote on Twitter on Wednesday, October 11.Affleck's apology came just a few hours after the One Tree Hill alum, 35, claimed he groped her on the MTV series. "I didn't forget … I was a kid," she tweeted in response to a fan who accused the two-time Oscar winner of being hypocritical after he spoke out against Harvey Weinstein amid the sexual misconduct allegations against the 65-year-old producer.

Burton, who is expecting her second child with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, then shared outtakes from the TRL episode, in which she appeared to address the incident. "He comes over and tweaks my left boob," she explained in the throwback clip. "Girls. I'm so impressed with you brave ones," she captioned the video. "I had to laugh back then so I wouldn't cry. Sending love."

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