UPDATE: Shortly after Ben Affleck apologized to Hilarie Burton for an alleged incident of misconduct on a 2003 episode of TRL, additional women have come forward and accused the actor of more inappropriate behavior.
One of these accusations came from makeup artist Annamarie Tendler, who is married to comedian John Mulaney.
“I would also love to get an apology from Ben Affleck who grabbed my a– at a Golden Globes party in 2014,” she tweeted.
Detailing the alleged situation, the makeup artist tweeted “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?” she continued in a series of tweets.
Tendler, who is also the author of the book The Daily Face, added, “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.”
TV writer Jen Statsky—who has written for popular shows like Broad City and Parks and Recreation—seemed to support the makeup artist’s claims in a tweet of her own.
“I was also at this party and *multiple* friends had this same exact experience,” she wrote in response to Tendler’s tweets.
E! News has reached out to Affleck’s team.
Ben Affleck just apologized to Hilarie Burton for his actions during a 2003 TRL interview.
While many might know Burton as Peyton Sawyer from One Tree Hill, you might also remember she was VJ on TRL. During her time on the show, Burton interviewed many celebs, one of which was Affleck.
On Tuesday, the actress responded to tweets about an alleged incident that happened on the show in 2003. In response to Affleck’s statement about Harvey Weinstein‘s sexual misconduct allegations, one Twitter user wrote, “Ben Affleck should’ve just kept quiet. Clearly he wasn’t thinking about his daughters when he left them to gallivant with their nanny.”
That’s when a second Twitter user named Shanice Brim replied, “He also grabbed Hilarie Burton’s breasts on TRL once. Everyone forgot though.” After this tweet was posted, Burton saw it and replied.
Burton tweeted, “I didn’t forget.” To which Brim replied, “I’m so sorry that happened to you. It’s infuriating that people never bring up all the gross, predatory things he’s done.”
Seriously, thank you for that. I was a kid.
— Hilarie Burton (@HilarieBurton) October 11, 2017
The actress then thanked Brim for her comments saying, “Seriously, thank you for that. I was a kid.”
Burton was then assured that Brim did not forget about it, “I remember when that happened and never forgot about it. We see you.”
Burton then ended the conversation with a shout-out to all the women who’ve recently spoken out amid the Weinstein allegations. “Girls. I’m so impressed with you brave ones. I had to laugh back then so I wouldn’t cry. Sending love,” Burton wrote along with a video of an “MTV TRL Uncensored Cold Open.”
The video shows Burton talking about what appears to be the alleged incident with Affleck. “He comes over and tweaks my left boob!” Burton says in the video. Later on in the video, you see the interview with Burton and Affleck where the actor says to her, “How old are you, 19?”
A video posted on YouTube shows the entire incident where Affleck gets up out of his seat. Burton is then shown in a video confessional commenting on the incident saying, “And he wraps his arm around me and he comes over and tweaks my left boob!”
The video then goes back to the interview where you see Affleck get close to Burton and she shrieks, “Ah!” Burton comments in the video confessional, “Girls like a good like a tweakage here and there…I’d rather have a high-five.”
I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) October 11, 2017
On Wednesday, Affleck took to Twitter to write, “I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize.”
E! News has reached out to Affleck and Burton for comment.
(Originally published October 11, 2017 at 10:43 a.m. PST)