Ben Affleck has apologized for "acting inappropriately" towards actress Hilarie Burton in 2003. Hilarie posted a video on Twitter yesterday resurfacing the incident, which took place during Ben's appearance on MTV's Total Request Live, which Hilarie was hosting at the time. Hilarie resurfaced her allegation via Twitter yesterday, shortly after Ben released a statement condemning Harvey Weinstein in the wake of his ongoing sexual harassment scandal.
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A number of Twitter users responded negatively to Ben's statement—including actress Rose McGowan—and one user brought up the TRL incident, writing; "He also grabbed Hilarie Burton's breasts on TRL once. Everyone forgot though." Hilarie replied, confirming that the incident took place: "I didn't forget."
Seriously, thank you for that. I was a kid.— Hilarie Burton (@HilarieBurton) October 11, 2017
"I had to laugh back then so I wouldn't cry," Hilarie wrote in a later tweet. On Wednesday afternoon, Ben released his own tweet in which he acknowledged the incident and apologized.
I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) October 11, 2017
This article originally appeared on MarieClaire.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.