Harvey Weinstein’s longtime friend and collaborator Ben Affleck recently had his memory jogged with a blast from his past:

Shortly after McGowan accused Affleck of being more than aware of Weinstein’s horrific behavior, former “One Tree Hill” actor Hilarie Burton tweeted about an appearance Affleck made when she was hosting TRL in the early 2000’s and he grabbed her breast from behind.

Nice, huh?

Here are Burton’s tweets about it (via Death and Taxes):

Guess his disgusting behavior really started to weigh on his conscience, because he’s offered up this totally heartfelt apology. Just look at how heartfelt it is:

You don’t have anything you’d like to add, Ben? For a guy so enamored of the sound of his own voice, you sure are terse on this.

Oh, and then there’s this:


In light of Ben Affleck’s tepid rebuke of longtime collaborator Harvey Weinstein and the revelation that he groped actress Hilarie Burton on “TRL,”this 2004 interview on Canadian television promoting the Miramax film “Jersey Girl” looks especially damning.

“They would like the show better if you did it topless, wouldn’t they?” Affleck asks The Box reporter Anne-Marie Losique while he holds her on his lap. “That’s a lovely perfume you have on. You usually show a lot more cleavage than this, what’s the story?”

When she responds that it’s Sunday morning, Affleck really ups the creep ante.

“That never stopped you before, from getting them titties out,” the then 32-year-old Affleck said. “Who you trying to fool, Sunday morning? You should be in church with that rack on display.”

In his statement yesterday, Affleck said — and we quote — “[we must] condemn this type of behavior when we see it.” Did Ben just not “see” it all those years ago when he was engaging in “unacceptable” behavior?

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.



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