Watch Ben Affleck Grab Hilarie Burton’s Breast on ‘TRL’

After Ben Affleck released a statement admonishing Harvey Weinstein for alleged sexual abuse, actress Hilarie Burton has accused Affleck himself of groping her on an old episode of Total Request Live.

Not long after Affleck released his statement about Harvey Weinstein, a Twitter user said that Affleck “grabbed Hilarie Burton’s breasts on TRL once. Everyone forgot though.” Burton soon chimed in and said that she did not forget.

The original Twitter user responded by saying that she’s sorry that this happened to Burton, and Burton responded by thanking her and saying “I was a kid.”

Burton then said in a separate tweet that she had to laugh at the time so she would not cry. Along with that tweet she posted a cold open to Total Request Live, which includes a variety of clips including one of Burton talking about having her breast grabbed.

The moment in question has since been posted on YouTube. In the clip, Affleck approaches Burton and puts his arm around her, and he appears to grab her left breast. It’s difficult to see due to the camera angle and editing, but Burton noticeably screams as Affleck makes contact with her. And while speaking to the camera later, Burton describes the moment by saying, “And he wraps his arm around me and comes over and tweaks my left boob! I’m just like, ‘What are you doing?'”

Burton did not post this clip on her Twitter account, but it does seem to be the same incident that she’s referring to, as a short clip from it is shown in the cold open that she linked in the tweet above.

After Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual harassment and assault by numerous women including Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie this week, Ben Affleck released a statement suggesting he was not aware of the behavior. Affleck has worked with Weinstein on several films including the movie that was his first big breakout success, Good Will Hunting.

“I am saddened and angry that a man who I worked with used his position of power to intimidate, sexually harass and manipulate many women over decades,” Affleck said in his statement. “The additional allegations of assault that I read this morning made me sick. This is completely unacceptable, and I find myself asking what I can do to make sure this doesn’t happen to others.”

Ben Affleck is smiling in front of a Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice poster.

Ben Affleck | Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Actress Rose McGowan, who has suggested that Harvey Weinstein raped her and reportedly settled with him in 1997, has since called out Affleck, saying that he was fully aware of Weinstein’s behavior.

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