Ben Affleck Apologizes After Hilarie Burton Claims He Groped Her

Earlier Justice League actor Affleck released a lengthy statement regarding the sexual harassment accusations against the media mogul Harvey Weinstein and he said that he was angry and disgraced to know that the man who has worked with, used his power and position to manipulate and sexually offend women for over a decade.

ACTOR Ben Affleck was labelled "Buttman" by fans as Hollywood was faced with another sexual harassment storm.

No one expected her to respond. "If you could do that to Jennifer [Lopez], imagine what the other Jennifer [Garner] put up with", she told the audience.

All the attention directed at Affleck. has inevitably resulted in other dirt being dug up - including the time he groped One Tree Hill actress Hilarie Burton back in 2003, when she was an MTV VJ.

Then, "Lethal Weapon" cast member Hilarie Burton shared her own Affleck story from her time as a VJ on "Total Request Live". In response, Burton tweeted, "I didn't forget".

"I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologise", the Oscar award-winner penned on Twitter. "After the press conference that I had to give to the result of the assault, you said to me:" Damn, I told him to stop doing that ". I guess he tried to play it like he was politely moving me out of the way and oops touched my butt instead of my lower back? "You don't listen to what I have say. I'd rather have a high five".

In addition to what appeared on "MTV's TRL Uncensored", there is a video floating around from 2004 in which Affleck pulls Montreal TV host Anne-Marie Losique onto his lap during an interview, holds her close, tickles her, comments extensively on her breasts and makes fun of people who have cerebral palsy. Later in the video, the actor is shown asking her, "How old are you, 19?"

On Monday she tweeted: "Been Affleck Casey Affleck, how's your morning boys?" .

His post was instantly shot down by actress Rose McGowan, who accused Affleck of enabling Weinstein's abusive behaviour.

Vanessa Coleman