During a Sunday interview with The Associated Press, Ben Affleck spoke out towards badual harbadment and mentioned he desires to be “part of the solution” shifting ahead.
Amid quite a few allegations towards a number of Hollywood energy gamers — together with producer Harvey Weinstein, director Brett Ratner and actor Kevin Spacey — Affleck, 45, mentioned that as a way to curb badual harbadment, “more women need to be pushed to power” and extra males want to talk out towards misconduct.
The Justice League actor mentioned he has additionally been “looking at my own behavior and addressing that.”
Afleck’s feedback come after the actor beforehand spoke out towards Weinstein — who produced and distributed Affleck’s movie Good Will Hunting — saying he was “saddened and angered” by Weinstein’s alleged actions.
“I am saddened and angry that a man who I worked with used his position of power to intimidate, badually harbad and manipulate many women over decades,” he mentioned in a press release posted on Facebook. “The additional allegations of badault 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.”
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Shortly after, Affleck apologized after former One Tree Hill star Hilarie Burton claimed Affleck groped her when she was a bunch of MTV’s TRL.
After a fan urged that Affleck ought to have “kept quiet,” one other Twitter person wrote, “He also grabbed Hilarie Burton’s bads on TRL once. Everyone forgot though.”
The 35-year-old actress then bluntly responded in regards to the alleged 2003 incident, “I didn’t forget.”
Burton then shared a clip of TRL outtakes during which she says, “He comes over and tweaks my left bad,” apparently talking about Affleck. Later within the video, the actor is proven asking her, “How old are you — 19?”
Affleck later apologized to Burton on Twitter saying, “I acted inappropriately towards Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize.”
I acted inappropriately towards Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) October 11, 2017
Another TV host, Anne-Marie Losique, mentioned Affleck “never touched me in any improper way” after social media customers resurfaced an interview (which you’ll view beneath), during which the actor pulls Losique onto his lap, proposes she take her prime off, and compliments her on her “firm bads.” The interplay was filmed whereas Affleck was courting Jennifer Lopez.
Although Losique later advised The Hollywood Reporter that the actor “never touched me in any improper way.”
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“It has been blown out of proportion,” the TV host added. “I know that people like fishing for anything, but this is completely out of context. I would like this to not have any negative impact on him. I find it sad.”