Amidst the Harvey Weinstein scandal, mulitiple women are accusing actor Ben Affleck of groping them. Make-up artist Annamarie Tendler said the star grabbed her during a Golden Globes party three years ago:
Others backed up Tendler's experience.
Before the groping accusations, he was called a liar by actress Rose McGowan, who has been outspoken about corruption in Hollywood. On Tuesday she called out Affleck for allegedly lying about his knowledge of Harvey's Weinstein's misconduct.
“I find myself asking what I can do to make sure this doesn’t happen to others,” Affleck said about Weinstein in a statement about the scandal, according to the New York Times.
NYT followed up with McGowan, asking to confirm that she had informed Affleck of the abuse and that "his statement did not acknowledge awareness of Mr. Weinstein’s behavior."
“I am saying exactly that,” McGowan responded. She added nothing else in her reply.
Only a day later, Affleck went on to publicly apologize for a 2003 incident in which he non-consensually groped an actress on MTV's Total Request Live.
Affleck had been reminded of the incident by a fan following his statement on Weinstein, with victim Hilarie Burton confirming the situation:
Additionally, a 2004 video of Affleck has resurfaced showing Canadian journalist Anne-Marie Losique sitting on Affleck's lap. In the clip Affleck asks her to expose her breasts and he mocks a disabled person. And now, social media users are dubbing him "Buttman." Affleck is about to appear as Batman for the second time in DC's movie 'Justice League.'
McGowan's Twitter account has now been temporarily suspended, according to the New York Times. “TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME. THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE,” McGowan wrote on her Instagram page, on Thursday. The screenshot showed she “violated the Twitter rules" but it does not indicate which tweets prompted the suspension.
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