Ben Affleck Has Apologized For Groping Hilarie Burton On "TRL"

“I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize.”

On Tuesday, Ben Affleck released a statement in response to the sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

On Tuesday, Ben Affleck released a statement in response to the sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Affleck worked with Weinstein on over a dozen films over the course of his career, including his 1997 Academy Award-winning film Good Will Hunting.

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McGowan also insinuated that Affleck knew about Weinstein’s behavior toward women.

McGowan also insinuated that Affleck knew about Weinstein's behavior toward women.

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It also started a conversation about Affleck’s general treatment of women. Twitter user @ShaniceBrim tweeted that Affleck “grabbed Hilarie Burton’s breasts on TRL once. Everyone forgot though.”

It also started a conversation about Affleck's general treatment of women. Twitter user @ShaniceBrim tweeted that Affleck "grabbed Hilarie Burton's breasts on TRL once. Everyone forgot though."

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Burton, who was a TRL VJ at the time and later starred on One Tree Hill, responded on Twitter, saying, “I didn’t forget.”

Burton, who was a TRL VJ at the time and later starred on One Tree Hill, responded on Twitter, saying, "I didn't forget."

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Here’s a video of the incident on TRL, which was shown as part of MTV’s TRL Uncensored, a behind the scenes look at the series.

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During their interview from the early 2000s, Affleck goes over to Burton and says, “Nice to see you,” as he grabs her.

During their interview from the early 2000s, Affleck goes over to Burton and says, "Nice to see you," as he grabs her.

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“He wraps his arm around me and comes over and tweaks my left boob,” Burton says in a confessional-style interview about the moment. “I’m just like, ‘What are you doing?'”

"He wraps his arm around me and comes over and tweaks my left boob," Burton says in a confessional-style interview about the moment. "I'm just like, 'What are you doing?'"

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“Some girls like a good tweakage here and there. Um, I’d rather have a high five,” she concludes.

"Some girls like a good tweakage here and there. Um, I'd rather have a high five," she concludes.

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Along with the video, Burton tweeted: “Girls. I’m so impressed with you brave ones. I had to laugh back then so I wouldn’t cry. Sending love.”

Along with the video, Burton tweeted: "Girls. I'm so impressed with you brave ones. I had to laugh back then so I wouldn't cry. Sending love."

@HilarieBurton / Twitter / Via Twitter: @HilarieBurton

BuzzFeed News has reached out to representatives for Affleck and MTV for a response, as well as to Burton for further information.

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