Ben Affleck has apologized for "acting inappropriately" towards actress Hilarie Burton in 2003. Burton posted a video on Twitter yesterday resurfacing the incident, which took place during Affleck's appearance on MTV's Total Request Live, which Burton was hosting at the time. Burton resurfaced her allegation via Twitter yesterday, shortly after Affleck released a statement condemning Harvey Weinstein in the wake of his ongoing sexual harassment scandal.
A number of Twitter users responded negatively to Affleck's statement–including actress Rose McGowan–and one user brought up the TRL incident, writing; "He also grabbed Hilarie Burton's breasts on TRL once. Everyone forgot though." Burton replied, confirming that the incident took place: "I didn't forget."[twitter align='center' id='917920279304777728' username='HilarieBurton']https://twitter.com/HilarieBurton/status/917920279304777728[/twitter]
"I had to laugh back then so I wouldn't cry," Burton wrote in a later tweet. On Wednesday afternoon, Affleck released his own tweet in which he acknowledged the incident and apologized.