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Ben Affleck Apologizes for Groping Hilarie Burton on ‘TRL’ in 2003

Hilarie Burton, Ben Affleck
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UPDATE: Affleck wasted no time responding to the allegations by taking to Twitter and admitting he “acted inappropriately.”

ORIGINAL POST: Actress Hilarie Burton is speaking out about an ugly run-in with Ben Affleck.

The former One Tree Hill star says the current Batman groped her when he appeared on TRL during her stint as a host. The incident allegedly happened in 2003, reports PEOPLE.

Burton’s allegation comes after Affleck himself condemned the sexual harassment and assault claims that have been levied against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in a since-deleted Facebook post.

Burton’s role in this matter emerged after someone on Twitter replied to a comment that Affleck “should’ve just kept quiet” by saying that Affleck had indeed groped her, which led to Burton issuing a succinct reply confirming that the Oscar winner had inappropriately touched her.

That led to an exchange that ended with Burton herself posting a clip from TRL: Uncensored, featuring bloopers from the popular MTV show, including her saying, “He comes over and tweaks my left boob.” To be fair, it’s unclear who she’s speaking about in that clip, although it’s presumably about Affleck. There’s also footage of Affleck asking Burton, “How old are you, 19?”

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