In the midst of Hollywood's latest sex scandal with producer Harvey Weinstein, actor Ben Affleck has now had more than one sexual misconduct allegation come out against him. Affleck, who is currently still married to actress Jennifer Garner and has three children, has been seen in a number of popular movies since the 1990s including “Jersey Girl,” “Good Will Hunting,” “Gone Girl,” “Argo,” The “Batman” series, and several others—some of which were produced under Weinstein.
Affleck first came under fire when actress Hilarie Burton claimed “he groped her” on MTV’s show "TRL" when she was “just a kid” more than 10 years ago back in 2003. Burton was a former host on "TRL," played a star role in the series “One Tree Hill,” and has also had many movie appearances including in “The Secret Life of Bees.”
Shortly after Burton’s claim was known nationwide, Affleck released an apology via social media. He admitted his previous actions were “inappropriate” and was “sincerely” sorry.
Hours later, makeup artist Annamarie Tendler and wife to comedian John Mulaney, took to Twitter to claim Affleck sexually harassed her just a few years ago at an awards ceremony. She began, “I would also love to get an apology from Ben Affleck who grabbed my [butt] at a Golden Globes party in 2014.”
She continued by giving additional details about the incident, noting he tried to "play it off," and revealed that she kept quiet out of fear. Note: Some of her posts will not be shared on Faith Family America out of respect for our readers, due to language and somewhat graphic content of the posts.
According to Page Six, comedy writer Jen Statsky responded to Tendler’s posts, claiming she was at that same party and had multiple friends who experienced the same thing. The news source attempted to get a comment from one of Affleck’s representatives, but they declined.
Prior to these accusations, Affleck condemned the incident with Weinstein. In response to his statement, actress Rose McGowan, one of Weinstein’s victims who reached a $100,000 settlement with him in 1997, slammed Affleck and called him a liar.
However, one source confirmed to Page Six, “Any illusion that he’s anywhere close to Harvey Weinstein is absurd and could be considered defamatory,” and additionally referencing to McGowan “questioning [Affleck’s] ability to tell the truth.”
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