Hours after Ben Affleck released a statement condemning the alleged sexual misconduct of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, the actor was accused of having groped actress Hilarie Burton in the early 2000s.
Affleck went on social media Tuesday to address the controversy surrounding Weinstein. That prodded one Twitter user to comment that Affleck "also grabbed Hilarie Burton's breasts on TRL once. Everyone forgot though."
"I didn't forget," Burton, a former host on MTV's "Total Request Live" from 2000 to 2003 and actress on "One Tree Hill," responded.
"I was a kid," Burton, now 35, said in another tweet.
The actress included a video showing the uncensored cold open of "TRL" in which she says, in apparent reference to Affleck, "He comes over and tweaks my left boob."
Video of the incident posted online also appears to show Affleck when he interacted with Burton over a decade ago. While no physical touching is seen on screen, Burton describes what happened in a candid interview segment during the clip.
The video was edited, and NBC News cannot determine what may have been left out.
"He wraps his arm around me and comes over and tweaks my left boob," she says in the video, later adding, "I'm just like, 'What are you doing?'"
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"Some girls like good tweakage here and there," she continues. "I'd rather have a high-five."
In her tweet Tuesday, she clarified why she appeared to have been joking in that video.
"Girls. I'm so impressed with you brave ones," she said, linking to the "TRL" uncensored cold open.
"I had to laugh back then so I wouldn't cry. Sending love," she tweeted.
"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," Affleck said in a Facebook post. "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."
But Affleck was quickly slammed by actress Rose McGowan for saying he had been unaware of Weinstein’s alleged behavior. The Times reported that Weinstein reached a $100,000 settlement with McGowan in 1997 after an episode in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival.
Tuesday's reports came five days after The Times first published a report detailing allegations of sexual harassment against the producer. Weinstein was subsequently fired by the company he co-founded.
Daniella Silva is a reporter for NBC News, specializing in immigration and inclusion issues, as well as coverage of Latin America.