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Ben Affleck forced to apologise over shocking incident

Shocking!

Ben Affleck has apologized for groping Hilarie Burton during a 2003 appearance on Total Request Live.

Taking to Twitter the actor said, ‘I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize.’

The apology came just a few hours after the One Tree Hill alum claimed he groped her on the MTV series. 

‘I didn’t forget…I was a kid,’ she tweeted in response to a fan who accused the two-time Oscar winner of being hypocritical after he spoke out against Harvey Weinstein amid the sexual misconduct allegations against the 65-year-old producer.

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Burton, who is expecting her second child with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, then shared outtakes from the TRL episode, in which she appeared to address the incident. ‘He comes over and tweaks my left boob,’ she explained in the throwback clip. ‘Girls. I’m so impressed with you brave ones,’ she captioned the video. ‘I had to laugh back then so I wouldn’t cry. Sending love.’

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