Hollywood star Ben Affleck has apologized for groping TV host Hilarie Burton during an appearance on MTV show, 'Total Request Live', long back in 2003. The actor through his official Twitter handle admitted that he groped Burton during the show, and asked apologies for the act committed.
"I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize," wrote Affleck.
I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) October 11, 2017
Ben Affleck's public image facing disgrace
The incident of Ben Affleck's groping act on Hilarie Burton surfaced soon after the Academy Award-winning actor condemned Harvey Weinstein and the sexual allegations he committed.
A Twitter user remembered how the 'Batman' actor once groped Hilarie Burton. He added that people have forgotten the incident now. Hilarie Burton soon replied to the comment, 'I didn't forget'.
When reminded of the incident, Burton said that she was a kid at that time, and had to laugh back.
A 'Total Request Live' uncensored clip was soon recirculated and it featured Burton recalling Ben Affleck's inappropriate action.
"Some girls like a good tweakage here and there. I'd rather have a high five," said Burton in the program, reports BBC.
Ben Affleck's flirtatious behavior with Anne-Marie Losique
Another video of Ben Affleck has re-emerged recently and it features the actor touching reporter Anne-Marie Losique's private parts, and asking her to go topless for a film.
"You usually show a lot more cleavage than this. What's the story? Why are you covering up today?" says Affleck in the video.
As the video is now going viral, Anne-Marie Losique has openly come forward and has extended her support to Ben Affleck. Losique, in an exclusive interview with E!News, said Affleck has done nothing wrong and nothing improper has happened between them.
" I sat on his lap but it was all fun and games for the cameras. Nothing improper ever happened. As soon as the cameras stopped rolling, we would [walk] out because you know on junket days where they do interviews after interviews after interviews, so it was just a little fun moment," said Losique, reports E!News.
In another interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Losique said that there were more than 20 people in the room during the time of interview.