Ben Affleck is speaking out in defense of women and condemnation of sexual harassment in Hollywood. According to the writer, director, and producer, he’s “ready to take action.”
In a report from the Associated Press, Affleck said he is “looking at my own behavior” and is making sure he is a part of the solution rather than the problem.
He said to the publication that “more women need” to have power in the industry and men need to do more to report “predatory” types of behavior.
After Ben condemned Harvey Weinstein’s actions and alleged sexual misconduct, a couple of women came out to accuse Ben of groping them.
Actress Hilarie Burton said the 45-year-old Justice League actor “groped her” during a 2003 appearance on TRL.
However, not long after, Ben apologized for his behavior saying that he “acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton” and he apologizes for it.
Additionally, a makeup artist by the name of Annemarie Tendler claimed Affleck also inappropriately touched her during a party around three years ago.
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) October 10, 2017
Tendler said she would “love to get an apology” from Ben Affleck who “grabbed my a*s at a Golden Globes party in 2014.”
She claimed he “walked by” her, “cupped (her) butt” and “pressed his finger into” her like he was trying to move her out of the way but instead chose to “cop a feel.”
Furthermore, Rose McGowan attacked Ben in an angry Twitter post after Affleck wrote that he was “saddened and angry that a man” he had worked with used his power to harass people sexually. Rose wrote on her Twitter feed, “Ben Affleck f**k off.” She claimed Ben said that he told Harvey to stop harassing women. Rose stated, “You lie.”