BEN Affleck has apologised after a former MTV host revealed that he groped her breast on television.
Actress and TV host Hilarie Burton says she was just 21 when she was groped by Affleck.
Affleck took to Twitter after Burton spoke out to say he “acted inappropriately toward Ms Burton and I sincerely apologise.”
Affleck is already under fire for saying he didn’t know about the sexual harassment history of megaproducer Harvey Weinstein. The incident has shone a light on Affleck’s other past bad behaviour - including a bizarre 2004 interview that saw him encouraging the interviewer to show him her breasts.
Actress Rose McGowan came out and branded the Batman star a liar, saying he had told her directly: “I told him to stop doing that.”
Actor/director Ben Affleck. Picture: Getty
Actress Hilarie Burton. Picture: AP
McGowan was allegedly assaulted by Weinstein in 1997 and has been crusading against Hollywood’s silence.
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Twitter users recalled Affleck’s 2003 incident on TV show TRL, suggesting he may have his own reasons for not speaking out about the sexual abuse claims.
“He also grabbed Hilarie Burton’s breasts on TRL once. Everyone forgot though,” one person wrote.
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The One Tree Hill star then surprised the Twitter thread by interjecting with: “I didn’t forget.”
Burton, who is married to Walking Dead actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, thanked the Twitter user, writing: “I was a kid.”
She then tweeted a clip from TRL and spoke about being groped by Affleck.
“Girls. I’m so impressed with you brave ones. I had to laugh back then so I wouldn’t cry. Sending love,” she wrote.
Cast of One Tree Hill. Pic: Supplied
Source:News Corp Australia
Hilarie Burton (L) is married to Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Picture: Getty
Burton is known for her portrayal as Peyton Sawyer on
One Tree Hill, Sara Ellis in White Collar and Karen Palmer in Lethal Weapon.
Another woman has come forward today alleging inappropriate past behaviour from Affleck - author and make-up artist Annamarie Tendler tweeted out allegations about an encounter with the actor at a 2014 Golden Globes party.
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