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Ben Affleck Accused of Groping Actress Hilarie Burton in 2003

Actress Hilarie Burton claims that Ben Affleck groped her during an episode of “TRL” in 2003, when she was a host of the MTV show.

Prompted by Affleck’s statement about Harvey Weinstein‘s sexual harassment allegations, in which he referred to Weinstein’s behavior as “sick,” a fan took to Twitter, writing that Affleck should have “kept quiet.” Another fan responded, writing, “He also grabbed Hilarie Burton’s breasts on TRL once. Everyone forgot though.”

Burton responded, tweeting “I didn’t forget,” and thanked the fan for her acknowledgement of the incident. She then tweeted a promotional video for “TRL Uncensored” in which she refers to an incident in which someone, presumably Affleck, “tweaks” her left breast, captioned, “Girls. I’m so impressed with you brave ones. I had to laugh back then so I wouldn’t cry. Sending love.” The video also shows a clip of Affleck asking her how old she is.

Burton, who has been “The Walking Dead’s” Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s partner since 2009, would have been 21 at the time of the incident, and Affleck 31.

Variety has reached out to Affleck’s reps for comment.

Rose McGowan called Affleck a liar on Twitter after he denied knowledge of Weinstein’s behavior, stating that Affleck told her at a press conference that he had told Weinstein to “stop doing that.”

Harvey Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company Sunday after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment in an explosive New York Times investigation. A second investigation was published in The New Yorker Tuesday detailing accusations of sexual assault, and Weinstein is reportedly on his way to Europe to seek treatment after his wife, Georgina Chapman, said she was filing for divorce.

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