Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Actress Hilarie Burton claims Ben Affleck groped her on 'TRL' in 2003

Actress Hilarie Burton claims Ben Affleck groped her on 'TRL' in 2003

"'The NAME OF GOD, I TOLD HIM To STOP DOING THAT', That's what you did to me balanced in the face during the press conference, which I had to make myself after my assault". "I'd rather have a high five".

Just hours after Ben Affleck condemned the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein - saying he was "saddened and angered" by claims of alleged sexual harassment and assault made against the movie mogul by some of the biggest stars in Hollywood - Hilarie Burton claimed Affleck groped her when she was a host of MTV's TRL.

Now, one of the actors closely connected with Harvey, Ben Affleck, is facing allegations against him after responding to requests from the general public about Harvey's actions. We need to do better at protecting our sisters, friends, co-workers and daughters.

The incident happened in 2003 and the actress while replying to fans on twitter said that she hasn't forgotten it. 'That's why this story-in my case, it's twenty years old, some of them are older-has never come out, ' she added.

Ben Affleck groped Hilarie Burton on 'TRL': video
'TRL' Host Hilarie Burton Says Ben Affleck Groped Her in 2003

However, Burton wasn't the only female star who was shocked by Affleck's remarks.

Amid talk on social media about Ben's Weinstein statement, one user recalled how Ben "grabbed Hilarie Burton's breasts on TRL once".

Asia Argento, an Italian film actress and director, claimed that Weinstein "forcibly performed oral sex on her" but that she refused to speak out because "he has crushed a lot of people". A clip of their sitdown shows Affleck telling her, "It's so nice to see you!" and walking over to give her a hug. "I was a kid", Burton said. "I had to laugh back then so I wouldn't cry".

However, Affleck's condemnation of the recently-fired The Weinstein Company founder failed to resonate with one particular actress, Rose McGowan - who has worked with the Batman actor in 1998 thriller Phantoms.

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