Hilarie Burton Claims Ben Affleck Groped Her When She Was on "TRL"

Ben Affleck breaks his silence to condemn Harvey Weinstein 19 years after Good Will Hunting Oscar - as pressure grows on Matt Damon to speak out

Matt Damon And Ben Affleck Have Broken Their Silence On Harvey Weinstein

"Girls. I'm so impressed with you courageous ones", Burton tweeted, posting a link to a video of an episode of TRL outtakes.

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein may have kickstarted the careers of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon with their breakout hit "Good Will Hunting", but the Cambridge compadres aren't letting the growing claims of sexual assault and harassment against the former Miramax chief slide.

'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. "We must support those who come forward, condemn this type of behaviour when we see it and help ensure there are more women in positions of power", he wrote.

"I'm so sorry that happened to you", the fan wrote back.

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Burton, who hosted Total Request Live before going on to acting roles, went on to tweet an old clip in which she says, "He comes over and tweaks my left boob", People reports.

Burton was 2 at the time of the incident and added that she "had to laugh back then so I wouldn't cry". It's unsurprising that Burton, then an 18-year-old, would respond to Affleck in such a way.

The film producer was terminated from the board of The Weinstein Company on Sunday (08Oct17) following the publication of a New York Times expose, which detailed three decades of allegations made against the mogul by several women, who claim he made inappropriate advances towards them. 'The thing with being a victim is I felt responsible, ' she said.

Harvey Weinstein and Rose McGowan during "Grindhouse" Los Angeles Premiere - Inside and After Party in Los Angeles, California, United States.

As Burton confirmed in her tweet, she does respond to Affleck's groping by laughing, but she nonetheless appears shocked, and later tells an interviewer she would have rather he had just given her a high-five.

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