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Hilarie Burton Says Ben Affleck Groped Her During TRL Appearance

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UPDATE: Ben Affleck has since apologized for the incident:


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Former One Tree Hill actress Hilarie Burton is speaking out about a time many years ago when Ben Affleck groped her breast during a TRL appearance.


The 35-year-old replied to a fan on Twitter who said, “He also grabbed Hilarie Burton’s breasts on TRL once. Everyone forgot though,” by saying, “I didn’t forget.”

Hilarie then shared a clip from TRL: Uncensored, which showed the 45-year-old asking her if she was 19 years old at the time, and also her reaction to the boob-grab.


She wrote, “Girls. I’m so impressed with you brave ones. I had to laugh back then so I wouldn’t cry. Sending love.”

Here is the full clip that not only shows the moment when Ben felt like it was acceptable to “tweak” Hilarie’s left breast, but also her and the TRL crew’s reactions:

“Some girls like a little tweakage here and there; I’d rather have a high five,” she said at the time.”

Hilarie’s admission comes just hours after Ben made a statement about the sexual abuse allegations made about Harvey Weinstein. The actor, who worked with the 65-year-old on his Oscar-winning movie Good Will Hunting, said the news “made [him] sick.”

Rose McGowan, on the other hand, basically said Ben’s statement was BS, as he knew about Harvey’s misconduct for quite some time.

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