The world of Hollywood has definitely been shaken by the latest scandal that emerged only a couple of days ago. A series of women, including famous actresses, claimed that they have been victims of sexual harassment by famous Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Of course, a series of stars took to social media to express their regret and say that they were never aware of the abuses.
Ben Affleck shared a message on Twitter saying that he was angry that this has happened, but he did not mention if he ever knew about Weinstein’s behavior. Affleck had worked with Weinstein at several movies, including Good Will Hunting, which made Affleck a star.
“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. The additional allegations of assault that I read this morning made me sick,” the actor said. “This is completely unacceptable, and I find myself asking what I can do to make sure this doesn’t happen to others. We need to do better at protecting our sisters, friends, co-workers and daughters,” the star’s message added.
However, his statement was not appreciated at all by actress Rose McGowan, who actually accused Ben of knowing about Weinstein’s behavior and lying for him. Rose said that she personally told Ben about Weinstein inappropriately behaving with her. Rose said that Ben told her that Weinstein also mistreated other women.
Affleck made no other statements following the allegations formulated by Rose McGowan. On the other hand, it is also important to mention that Rose also provided no additional details on her statement. Thus, it remains to be clarified what this all means. McGowan and Weinstein reached a settlement back in 1997. She received $100,000 from Weinstein after accusing him of sexual harassment in a hotel room.
Meanwhile, Weinstein has denied all the allegations made against him. He did apologize for “the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past,” but provided no other details.