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'I Am Saddened and Angry.' Ben Affleck Speaks Out Amid Harvey Weinstein Sexual Assault Allegations

'I Am Saddened and Angry.' Ben Affleck Speaks Out Amid Harvey Weinstein Sexual Assault Allegations
From TIME - October 10, 2017

Ben Affleck on Tuesday added his voice to the growing number of celebrities coming out against Harvey Weinstein in the wake of a report that revealed decades of sexual abuse allegations against the Hollywood producer.

"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," Affleck said in a statement posted on Twitter.

Affleck and Weinstein worked together on several films, including Good Will Hunting.

Weinstein, who was fired from The Weinstein Company on Sunday, reached confidential settlements with at least eight women over sexual harassment allegations, The New York Times reported last week. The Times story cites interviews with current and former employees of Weinstein's company, along with legal records. It also quotes actor Ashley Judd, who said Weinstein had greeted her in his bathrobe two decades ago.

The New Yorker on Tuesday published another lengthy report on the allegations made against Weinstein, citing conversations with 13 women who said he sexually harassed or assaulted them.

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