When one fan tweeted that Ben should have "kept quiet", another fan wrote, "He also grabbed Hilarie Burton's breasts on TRL once". But she was paying attention, as evidenced when Shanice Brim reminded another user that Affleck once groped Burton on TRL.
A long-time collaborator of Weinstein (Affleck has worked with the disgraced studio head on films like Good Will Hunting), the 45-year-old actor posted a statement via Twitter on Tuesday (10 October), after additional allegations of the assault were revealed.
It's been six days since The New York Times dropped its explosive report detailing allegations of sexual abuse against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, and Hollywood is in flames. We need to do better at protecting our sisters, friends, co-workers and daughters, ' Affleck's statement read.
"McGowan, who starred in 1998's Phantoms with Affleck, added, "'GODDAMNIT!
"Ben Affleck f- off", she tweeted. Instead, there is one soundbite at the:40 mark where Hilarie says, "And he comes over and tweaks me left boob" in what appears to be a taped interview for MTV.
The fan wrote back: "I'm so sorry that happened to you. Harvey had called me and said, they're writing a story about Fabrizio, who I knew from 'The Talented Mr. Ripley.' He had organized our premiere in Italy and so I knew him in a professional capacity and I'd had dinner at his house", "The Martian" star said. The press conf I was made to go to after assault.
She also wrote in response: 'Ben Affleck fuck off'. "I was never conscripted to do anything".
As you surely saw, the Live By Night director scrambled to release a statement about Harvey Weinstein after he was put on blast for staying silent on the indie movie mogul's sexual misconduct scandal.
Pressure has been mounting on both Affleck and Damon, as Weinstein was a hugely influential force in both their careers. But I didn't. And so I felt responsible'.