Ben Affleck After Flood of Sexual Misconduct Scandals: ‘I’m Looking at My Own Behavior’
Ben Affleck says that the wave of sexual harassment allegations against multiple men in Hollywood is making him look inward so he can be “part of the solution.”
“I’m looking at my own behavior and addressing that and making sure I’m part of the solution,” the “Justice League” star said in an interview with the Associated Press.
Affleck has come under scrutiny in the last month after he said the initial accusations of sexual misconduct by indie mogul Harvey Weinstein “made me sick.”
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The actor, who won his first Oscar for co-writing “Good Will Hunting” for Weinstein’s Miramax Films, apologized to actress Hilarie Burton for groping her breasts on MTV’s live “TRL” in 2003.
Then, another video surfaced of Affleck repeatedly nuzzling and hugging TV personality Anne-Marie Losique while referring to her breasts during a 2004 interview.
Although the video was being criticized online, Losique told TheWrap that the behavior in the video was “all for the cameras.”
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In the new AP interview, Affleck said two things need to happen to diminish the culture of sexual assault in Hollywood. “More women need to be pushed to power,” and sexual harassment has to be a “men’s issue” where men call out inappropriate behavior.
Weinstein and Affleck aren’t the only ones who have been called criticized for bad behavior.
Directors James Toback and Brett Ratner, and actors such as Kevin Spacey,Dustin Hoffman and Jeremy Piven have all faced accusations in recent weeks.
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Source: The Wrap