Harvey Weinstein’s outing in a roundabout way brought Ben Affleck down with him. After denouncing Weinstein’s behavior on Twitter, actress Rose McGowan laid in on Affleck for his complicity in the movie mogul’s behavior.
Ben Affleck fuck off— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 10, 2017
@benaffleck “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.— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 10, 2017
This led to one Twitter user reminding everyone that back in 2003 Affleck “grabbed Hilarie Burton’s breasts” on TRL, but how “Everyone forgot though.” Burton replied “I didn’t forget,” noted that she was just a kid at the time, and followed up her sentiment with “Girls. I’m so impressed with you brave ones. I had to laugh back then so I wouldn’t cry. Sending love.” Affleck was forced to apologize.
Now a video from 2004 has gone viral that shows just how much of a GD creep Affleck truly is. In the video, part of a press junket for horrific box office flop Jersey Girl, Affleck sits Montreal-based TV host Anne-Marie Losique down onto his lap and beings to grope her and talk about her breasts for 5 agonizing minutes.
Some of his more depraved quips included:
“They would like it better if you did this show topless, the station, wouldn’t they?”
As he turns her in his lap and nuzzles his face into her chest: “We could do the interview like this. “That’s a lovely perfume you have on.”
“You usually show a lot more cleavage than this. What’s the story? Why are you covering it up today?”
To Losique’s response that “it is Sunday morning”: “Sunday morning, that never stopped you before from getting them ti-ties out. Who you trying to fool, ‘Sunday morning’? You could be in church, you should have that rack on display.”
“You’d blend right in … Fox L.A., they have a pole that they dance on.”
“These breasts are really firm, suspiciously firm … they are like two giant stones,”
He twists her nipple and offers to help the TV host recreate a “Janet Jackson stunt” before asking “Are you wearing your nipple ring?”
“All you want to do is have sex all the time. You don’t want to talk, you don’t want to hold me, you don’t want to listen. … I feel used and exploited. I feel undervalued and objectified by you.”
Affleck takes on a mock french accent, uses the word “retarded”, and pretends to have cerebral palsy. WHAT A GUY. Also, remind you of anyone?
Losique is laughing throughout the exchange, but what would you do if you were a young TV host trying to make her name and there was a clearly intoxicated A-list movie star sexual assaulting you on video? The imbalance of power is astonishing.
It’s refreshing that Weinstein was outed and all, but at what cost? How many women over the span of decades were forced to choose between humoring this powerful sexual predator and their careers? Why are rapists like Casey Affleck still winning Oscars? Why was Rose McGowan’s Twitter account suspended for calling out Ben Affleck while literal Neo-Nazis are free to share photos of gas chambers and lynchings with no repercussion?