"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".
On Twitter, the actress Hilarie Burton, known to the general public for having played the role of Peyton in the series The Brothers Scott, recalled an incident that occurred in 2003, when she was a host for Total Request Live on MTV.
The One Tree Hill alum then shared a clip of TRL outtakes in which she says, "He comes over and tweaks my left boob", apparently speaking about Affleck.
"'GODDAMNIT! I TOLD HIM TO STOP DOING THAT' you said that to my face", McGowan tweeted to Affleck.
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The Charmed actress reached a settlement with Weinstein back in 1997, but it has yet to hold her back from voicing opinions on the matter. A clip of their sitdown shows Affleck telling her, "It's so nice to see you!" and walking over to give her a hug.
The actress, who is now starring on Fox's Lethal Weapon reboot and expecting her second child with The Walking Dead star Jeffrey Dean Morgan, then shared a video of her discussing the moment in a video that aired TRL outtakes. "The additional allegations of assault that I read this morning made me sick", he wrote on Facebook. This is completely unacceptable, and I find myself asking what I can do to make sure this doesn't happen to others.
It's unsurprising that Burton, then an 18-year-old, would respond to Affleck in such a way. But she was paying attention, as evidenced when Shanice Brim reminded another user that Affleck once groped Burton on TRL.
It didn't take long for Affleck to receive criticism for his post, especially by one actress in particular: Rose McGowan.