While anti-Trump Hollywood stars are rushing to jump off the Weinstein bandwagon as they flip flop from worshipping him to disavowing them overnight, their OWN indiscretions are now coming into the spotlight.
One star, Ben Affleck first disavowed Weinstein, then was humiliated when he was reminded of his own sexual groping incident that is caught on tape.
Ben Affleck apologized to actress Hilarie Burton for groping her during an appearance on “TRL” in 2003.
“I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize,” Affleck tweeted Wednesday.
I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) October 11, 2017
The actor was accused of groping Burton on Tuesday, hours after he said he was “saddened and angry” over allegations that Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein raped and sexually harassed women over decades.
Affleck wrote Tuesday that the news about the man who helped create his career “made me sick” and that we must “condemn this type of behavior when we see it.”
A fan then accused Affleck of similar behavior tweeting, “[Affleck] also grabbed Hilarie Burton’s breasts on TRL once. Everyone forgot though.”
I didn't forget.
— Hilarie Burton (@HilarieBurton) October 10, 2017
Burton chimed in tweeting, “I didn’t forget.” Her husband, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, played the father of Ben Affleck’s character in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
The fan wrote back, “I’m so sorry that happened to you. It’s infuriating that people never bring up all the gross, predatory things he’s done.”
Burton thanked the fan for speaking up adding “I was a kid” when Affleck grabbed her breast during a 2003 “TRL” appearance.
Seriously, thank you for that. I was a kid.
— Hilarie Burton (@HilarieBurton) October 11, 2017