The Walking Dead star, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, opened up about Ben Affleck’s apology to his partner, Hilarie Burton. Burton and Morgan share a seven-year-old son together named Augustus, and the actress is currently expecting a baby girl with Jeffrey.
Earlier in October, Burton, 35, said that Affleck grabbed her during an episode of Total Request Live in 2003. After the accusation, Ben said he acted inappropriately and apologizes for the pain he may have caused.
Burton accused Ben of sexual misconduct after the Good Will Hunting alum spoke out against the disgraced producer, Harvey Weinstein, whom with Ben has frequently collaborated.
A person brought up the incident from 2003 and Burton said, “I didn’t forget…I was a kid.” As for how Jeffrey Dean Morgan responded, the actor said he is “of course” happy that Ben apologized.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Jeffrey said Hilarie didn’t make a huge scene about it so he didn’t want to sensationalize the incident either. Either way, Morgan believes there needs to be a change in Hollywood.
He explained that all of the women who have revealed their victimization in the media are all the better for it, and it’s time the industry improves.
He explained, “Hopefully, all this stuff is going to change this business.” Additionally, Jeffrey stated the problem is ubiquitous. Many men in the entertainment industry faced allegations of abuse lately including Terry Richardson, James Toback, Ben Affleck, Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, and Jian Ghomeshi. It appears as though change is coming fast to the entertainment world.