Ben Affleck Says He's Sorry for Groping Actor Hilarie Burton

From TIME - October 11, 2017

Ben Affleck on Wednesday apologized to Hilarie Burton after the actor claimed Affleck groped her on television years ago when she was hosting MTVs TRL.

I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize, Affleck said in a Twitter post.

Burton spoke out about the encounter on Tuesday after Affleck had condemned Harvey Weinstein.

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 the decades, Affleck said said in a statement about Weinstein on Tuesday.

Weinstein, a longtime Hollywood movie mogul, is facing a growing number of allegations of sexual assault and in some cases even rape. A spokesperson this week said Weinstein denies "any allegations of non-consensual sex."

"I appreciate the way I have behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it," Weinstein, who has been fired from his company, said in the explosive New York Times report that opened the floodgates last week.


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