The scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein has appeared to blow the door wide open for many celebrities to share their own stories of sexual harassment. A-listers like Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and model Cara Delevinge all recalled their uncomfortable encounters with the former Hollywood executive. Terry Crews opened up about a groping incident from another Hollywood honcho (unrelated to Weinstein) he also experienced.
Ben Affleck was among those who denounced Weinstein's inappropriate behavior, only to have his own resurface Wednesday. He said in part, "I am saddened and angry that a man who I worked with used his position of power to intimidate, sexually harass and manipulate many women over decades. The additional allegations of assault that I read this morning made me sick."
Like an elephant, Twitter never forgets. According to The Gothamist, one user seemed to remember the exact moment Affleck emulated the man who was responsible for catapulting his career with "Good Will Hunting." A video from MTV's TRL shows the actor reaching around and grabbing then host Hilarie Burton's breast. That user tweeted Burton about it, saying in part, "Everyone forgot about it though." Burton responded, "I didn't forget."
Affleck has since apologized for his actions towards Burton tweeting, "I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize."
As of now, Burton has not yet responded to Affleck's apology.
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