Ben Affleck has become the latest Hollywood star to condemn Harvey Weinstein after multiple women have come forward to accuse him of sexual harassment and rape in recent days.
Affleck, who has worked with Weinstein on films including “Good Will Hunting,” “Reindeer Games,” and “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,” said in a statement on Tuesday that his is “saddened and angry” by the allegations.
“The additional allegations of assault that I read this morning made me sick,” he said.
Last week, The New York Times published an report detailing three decades of sexual misconduct, including accusations that he propositioned actresses and harassed female employees. On Tuesday, the New Yorker followed with its own report in which three women, including actress Asia Argento, accused Weinstein of rape.
A number of individuals who have worked with Weinstein in the past have come forward to condemn him in the wake of these allegations, including George Clooney, Lena Dunham, Meryl Streep, Judi Dench, Jennifer Lawrence and Julianne Moore.
“This is completely unacceptable, and I find myself asking what I can do to make sure this doesn’t happen to others,” Affleck said. “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.”
Read his full statement below:
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) October 10, 2017