As allegations of sexual assault and harassment mount against Harvey Weinstein, similar accusations against Ben Affleck are stacking up as well. A day after actress Hilarie Burton says the actor allegedly grabbed her breast in 2003 during an appearance on TRL (an incident caught on video), makeup artist Annamarie Tendler has accused the actor of groping her three years ago.
"I would also love to get an apology from Ben Affleck who grabbed my ass at a Golden Globes party in 2014," she tweeted on Thursday. "He walked by me, cupped my butt and pressed his finger into my crack. I guess he tried to play it like he was politely moving me out of the way and oops touched my butt instead of my lower back?"
"Like most women in these situations, I didn't say anything but I have thought a lot about what I'd say if I ever saw him again," Tendler added.
Affleck has yet to address these allegations, although he tweeted an apology to Burton for the 2003 incident on Wednesday morning. "I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize," he wrote. Previously, Burton had tweeted that she "didn't forget" Affleck allegedly groping her during a TRL interview, along with a compilation of clips purporting to reference the assault, in response to a Twitter user who recalled the alleged incident.
"Girls. I'm so impressed with you brave ones. I had to laugh back then so I wouldn't cry. Sending love," she tweeted with a link to the videos.
Both allegations come days after Affleck tweeted a statement condemning Weinstein's decades of alleged sexual misconduct, which were detailed in exposés published by both The New York Times and The New Yorker.
"I am saddened and angry that a man who I worked with used his position of power to intimidate, sexually harass and manipulate many women over decades,” he wrote on Tuesday, before saying that the accusations made him "sick."
Actress Rose McGowan, who has been outspoken about Hollywood's longstanding enabling of Weinstein's behavior after the Times story revealed she had reached a $110,000 settlement with the producer for "an incident in a hotel room," questioned the sincerity of Affleck's statement.
"Ben Affleck fuck off," she tweeted. "'GODDAMNIT! I TOLD HIM TO STOP DOING THAT' you said that to my face. The press conf I was made to go to after assault. You lie."
Allure has reached out to Affleck's representatives and will update this story with their response.
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