Ben Affleck Accused of Groping 'TRL' Host Amid Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Ben Affleck Apologises After Video Emerges Of Him Groping MTV VJ In 2003

Ben Affleck groped Hilarie Burton on 'TRL': video

The platform cites a "violation of Twitter rules", but does not point to any specific tweet that does so.

"We will be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future", Twitter said in a tweet. "We stand with the fearless women and men who use Twitter to share their stories, and will work hard every day to improve our processes to protect those voices".

Affleck then tweeted an apology to the actress, saying, "I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize". McGowan then went to Instagram to summon her "Rose army" to fight the power, claiming "powerful forces" were working against her. "Twitter has suspended me", she captioned the notice.

Affleck was also called out by Twitter at large for both supporting his brother, director and actor Casey Affleck, when he was accused a year ago of sexual harassment on the set of his movie Manchester by the Sea.

The 44-year-old star is one of the many famous women at the centre of the scandal rocking Hollywood, after being named as one of the producer's alleged victims in the New York Times expose last week.

As previously reported, McGowan has been outspoken on Twitter in her support for other Hollywood actresses, including Ashley Judd, Asia Argento, Gwyneth Paltrow,Angelina Jolie, Mira Sorvino and Rosanna Arquette, who have accused Weinstein, 65, of sexual misconduct.

Meanwhile, actor and screenwriter Seth MacFarlane has explained a joke he made against Weinstein during a 2013 Oscars lead-up ceremony "came from a place of loathing and anger". This happened after Rose had tweeted several times this week about Weinstein and about Ben Affleck.

Other Twitter users have since devised a plan to boycott Twitter on Friday, October 13, in support of women like McGowan who have been silenced for sharing their experiences. She reportedly received a settlement of $100,000 from Weinstein over an incident that took place in 1997.

"The additional allegations of assault that I read this morning made me sick".

Weinstein is accused of pressuring young women into sexual favors in return for promising to advance their careers. She also started a petition calling for the entire board of Weinstein's production company to resign.

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