Because of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, new stories of actresses being treated inappropriately in Hollywood are popping up all over the place. Ben Affleck apparently groped a young woman on the air on MTV’s Total Request Live.
Here’s a video of the incident on TRL, which was shown as part of MTV’s TRL Uncensored, a behind the scenes look at the series.
During their interview from the early 2000s, Affleck goes over to Burton and says, “Nice to see you,” as he grabs her.
“Yeah, he pulled that move,” Burton says afterwards through laughter. “That’s his move, yeah,” Affleck responds.
“He wraps his arm around me and comes over and tweaks my left boob,” Burton says in a confessional-style interview about the moment. “I’m just like, ‘What are you doing?'”
“Some girls like a good tweakage here and there. Um, I’d rather have a high five,” she concludes.
On Wednesday, Affleck tweeted an apology. “I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize,” he wrote.
I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) October 11, 2017
Here’s the video:
At least he apologized for it. That’s more than Harvey Weinstein has done yet. In fact, Weinstein just fled the country for “rehab” in Europe.