‘TRL’ Star Hilarie Burton Alleges Ben Affleck Groped Her When She Was 18 Years Old

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Oct. 11 2017, Published 2:26 p.m. ET

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One day after Ben Affleck garnered praise for posting on his Facebook page that he was “saddened” and “angry” about the Harvey Weinstein sexual allegations, TRL alum Hilarie Burton recalls that the actor once allegedly groped her on the show.

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The actress and TV personality, who’s pregnant with her and husband actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s second child, has until now remained mum about the alleged 2001 incident.

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But Twitter users refused to be silent about it, especially after Ben received praise for posting on his Facebook page that he was “saddened” and “angry” about the sexual allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

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They were quick to call him out about it, recalling how the actor allegedly groped the TRL star when she was just 18 years old—and it aired on TRL Uncensored.

“He also grabbed Hilarie Burton’s breasts on TRL once. Everyone forgot though,” a Twitter user posted. That’s when Hilarie tweeted in response, “I didn’t forget.”

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And before anyone could come to Ben’s defense, Hilarie then posted the clip of TRL outtakes in which she says about Ben, “He comes over and tweaks my left boob.” Later in that video, the actor asks her, “How old are you — 19?”

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Hilarie remembers how powerless she felt at the time. “I had to laugh back then so I wouldn’t cry. Sending love,” she tweeted.

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How do you feel about Ben’s behavior in the video? Let us know in the comment section! 


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