'Part of the Solution': Ben Affleck Speaks Out on Sexual Harassment - NBC Chicago

'Part of the Solution': Ben Affleck Speaks Out on Sexual Harassment

After condemning Harvey Weinstein's actions last month, Affleck was forced to defend his own conduct

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Sex Harassment Claims Continue in Hollywood

    Hollywood's widening sexual harassment crisis has ensnared a prominent film director after six women — including actress Olivia Munn — accused Brett Ratner of sexual assault or misconduct. Ted Chen reports for the NBC4 News on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017.

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017)

    Ben Affleck says the storm of sexual harassment allegations engulfing Hollywood has led him to examine his own behavior.

    In an interview Sunday with The Associated Press for the superhero film "Justice League," Affleck said he's "looking at my own behavior ad addressing that and making sure I'm part of the solution."

    After condemning Harvey Weinstein's actions last month, Affleck was forced to defend his own conduct. He apologized for groping the actress Hilarie Burton on camera in 2003 when she was a host on MTV's "Total Request Live." Another video from 2004 showed Affleck pulling Montreal TV host Anne-Marie Losique onto his lap.

    Speaking Sunday, Affleck said two things need to happen, that "more women need to be pushed to power" and that sexual harassment has to also be "a men's issue" where guys call out inappropriate behavior.

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    Actor and director Rose McGowan made her first appearance in public since she accused film producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, giving a rousing speech against sexual harassers at the Women's Convention in Detroit. 

    (Published Friday, Oct. 27, 2017)