Ben Affleck Apologises for 'Acting Inappropriately' Towards Hilarie Burton On TRL

But another video has surfaced of Ben acting suspiciously with a female presenter


It's all eyes on Ben Affleck this morning, after a second video has emerged of the actor behaving what appears to be inappropriately with a woman on camera.

It started yesterday, when actress Rose McGowan called him out for being complicit in Harvey Weinstein's sexually inappropriate behaviour.


Her tweets were in response to Ben Affleck's own Harvey Weinstein statement, which appears to claim he had no knowledge of any bad behaviour:

Later though, there was more Ben Affleck news.

Ben Affleck has had to come out and apologise to actress Hilarie Burton, who has accused him of acting in an inappropriate manner on MTV's Total Request Live in 2003.


Ben Affleck has admitted his misbehaviour, apologising for 'acting inappropriately' towards her.

A number of Twitter users responded negatively to Affleck's Weinstein 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." Burton replied, confirming that the incident took place: "I didn't forget."

"I had to laugh back then so I wouldn't cry," Burton wrote in a later tweet. On Wednesday afternoon, Affleck released his own tweet in which he acknowledged the incident and apologised.


Unfortunately though, this is not where the story ends. Another very strange video has emerged of Ben being interviewed by a young reporter at a junket. The video shows her sitting on his knee as he appears to nuzzle into her neck and squeeze her towards him. He also suggests it might be better if she did the interview topless and enquires about her breasts.

It makes for uncomfortable viewing.

Since this second video has resurfaced, the reporter in the video - Anne-Marie Losique - has leapt to Ben Affleck's defence, saying to Hollywood Reporter: 'This was for the camera. You have to understand that we have done dozens and dozens of interviews like that.

'It was for a show I was producing, so I was not at all a victim. When the cameras rolled, we would start to do that game. As soon as it stopped rolling, there was none of that. He never touched me in any improper way. He was very respectful, I must say.'

'It has been blown out of proportion," she continued. "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.'

From: Marie Claire
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