Justice League’s Ben Affleck Issues Apology After Groping One Tree Hill Star Hilarie Burton in 2003

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 10: Actor Ben Affleck attends the premiere of Warner Bros Pictures' "The Accountant" at TCL Chinese Theatre on October 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Ben Affleck who portrays Batman in the upcoming Justice League film issued an apology to One Tree Hill star Hilarie Burton after he groped her on MTV’s TRL in 2003.

“I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize,” tweeted Ben Affleck on Wednesday.

The tweet comes after Affleck issued a statement about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged assaults against numerous women. In the statement Affleck writes, “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. The additional allegations of assault that I read this morning made me sick. This is completely unacceptable, and I find myself asking what I can do to make sure this doesn’t happen to others. We need to do better at protecting our sisters, friends, co-workers and daughters. We must support those who come forward, condemn this type of behavior when we see it and help ensure there are more women in positions of power.”

Affleck’s groping incident on TRL resurfaced following his condemnation of Harvey Weinstein.


Burton then Tweeted a video showing a number of TRL outtakes where you can see her say, “He comes over and tweaks my left boob.”

She accompanied the video with a message, “I had to laugh back then so I wouldn’t cry.”

Charmed star Rose McGowan, who was paid off by Weinstein in 1997 to the tune of $100,000 following an incident in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival, wasn’t buying Affleck’s condemnation of Weinstein.

**Warning strong language below**

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Rose McGowan during Mercedes-Benz Spring 2005 Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios – Day 3 – Arrivals at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, California, United States. (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)


She even went after Affleck in a direct Twitter communication calling him a liar.


McGowan has been calling out the Affleck brothers along with their friend Matt Damon all week.





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