Ben Affleck “Sincerely” Apologizes For Something He Did in 2003
Posted: 2:40 pm Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
Ben Affleck is apologizing for something he did on TV in 2003. The actor visited MTV TRL alongside guest host, One Tree Hill star, Hilarie Burton, who claims Ben groped her. “I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize,” Affleck tweeted on Wednesday. Why is he revisiting something from 14 years ago? Affleck condemned the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, saying he was “saddened and angered” by claims of alleged sexual harassment and assault made against the movie mogul by some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. After a fan suggested that Affleck should have “kept quiet,” another Twitter user wrote, “He also grabbed Hilarie Burton’s breasts on TRL once. Everyone forgot though.” The 35-year-old actress then bluntly responded about the alleged 2003 incident, “I didn’t forget.” “I’m so sorry that happened to you,” the fan wrote back. “It’s infuriating that people never bring up all the gross, predatory things he’s done.” “Seriously, thank you for that. I was a kid,” Burton said. The One Tree Hill alum then shared a clip of TRL outtakes in which she says, “He comes over and tweaks my left boob,” apparently speaking about Affleck. Later in the video, the actor is shown asking her, “How old are you — 19?” “Girls. I’m so impressed with you brave ones,” Burton, who is expecting her second child with The Walking Deadstar Jeffrey Dean Morgan, wrote in the tweet. “I had to laugh back then so I wouldn’t cry. Sending love.” Social media didn’t atop there. They also commented on an interview Affleck did in 2004 with Montreal TV host Anne- Marie Losique, where the actor pulls her on his lap, proposes she take her top off, & compliments her on her “firm breasts”– All while he was dating Jennifer Lopez.