‘Ben Affleck fuck off’

Since the New York Times published its initial report last week on the decades of alleged sexual harassment and assault by film producer Harvey Weinstein, Rose McGowan has been incredibly outspoken about the alleged serial sexual predator and those who enabled him for some 30 years. The actress previously called on the entire board of The Weinstein Company to resign, and on Tuesday, she set her sights on fellow actor Ben Affleck, implying he knew about Weinstein’s behavior before any of these stories broke and didn’t do anything about it.

On Tuesday, Affleck — who has appeared in multiple Weinstein-backed films such as “Good Will Hunting” and “Chasing Amy” — released a statement condemning Weinstein’s alleged behavior.

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. 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 behavior when we see it and help ensure there are more women in positions of power.

McGowan responded on Twitter and let everyone know how she felt.

According to NYT’s original report, McGowan settled a sexual harassment claim against Weinstein back in 1997 for $100,000. Weinstein never admitted guilt to what the Times referred to as “an episode in a hotel room at the Sundance Film Festival,” and said he was only settling to avoid a drawn out legal battle. McGowan, not content just to tell Affleck to fuck off, went further and accused him of lying, claiming he was aware of Weinstein’s alleged history of sexual abuse.

“‘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,” McGowan tweeted at Affleck.

On Monday, McGowan called out both Ben and his brother Casey Affleck, who himself has been accused of sexual harassment.

Even without the revelation that the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” star was aware of Weinstein’s repeated abuses, considering Affleck’s refusal to condemn his own brother, his words ring pretty hollow.

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