The cascade of sexual harassment, assault, and rape allegations against Hollywood stars in recent weeks has inspired a revelation within Ben Affleck.
While appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on the 16th of November, the 45-year-old actor addressed his apology for allegedly groping Hilarie Burton in 2003.
He stated a woman accused him of “touching her breasts while I gave her a hug.” Affleck added, “I don’t remember it, but I apologize for it.” Additionally, the actor stated that he believes she didn’t make it up and isn’t lying.
However, in the perspective of the Batman actor, it’s essential for men to become more “mindful” of how they make women feel in the workplace. He claimed, “If I was ever part of the problem, I want to change and be part of the solution.”
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The very next day, Ben made an appearance during the Today Show and talked about the accusations against people like Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K., and Kevin Spacey.
While speaking with the host, he addressed the claims of the actress, Rose McGowan, who claimed the 65-year-old producer raped her. Affleck believed Rose but didn’t want to get into the details of individual people because they are “their stories,” and not his to discuss.
He added, “I support her. I like and admire her tenacity and wish her the best.” However, Ben’s respect might not be reciprocated considering the 44-year-old actress told Affleck to “f*ck off” in a tweet back in October of this year.
According to the Charmed alum, Ben knew about Weinstein’s behavior the whole time. In fact, Rose stated she told Ben about it, and he said, “Oh, I told him to stop doing that.”