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Hilarie Burton on Ben Affleck Groping Her: ‘I Had to Laugh Back Then So I Wouldn’t Cry’

“One Tree Hill” actress tweets about Affleck grabbing her breast on MTV’s “TRL”

Last Updated: October 11, 2017 @ 11:40 AM

(Update: Ben Affleck has apologized for acting “inappropriately” with Hilarie Burton.)

At least one actress isn’t buying Ben Affleck’s denunciation of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Hilarie Burton — best known as Peyton on “One Tree Hill” — responded to someone on Twitter about Affleck’s appearance with her on MTV’s “Total Request Live” over a decade ago.

“[Affleck] also grabbed Hilarie Burton’s breasts on TRL once. Everyone forgot though,” said the original tweet by Shanice Brim.

Burton replied: “I didn’t forget.”

Brim replied, “I’m so sorry that happened to you.”

Burton, now 35 and starring on “Lethal Weapon,” answered, “Seriously, thanks for that. I was a kid.”

She also posted a one-minute Vimeo clip of TRL “uncensored.” At about the 40-second mark, Burton, talking about Affleck, tells the cameras “he comes over and tweaks my left boob.”

Burton added she “had to laugh back then so I wouldn’t cry. Sending love.”

The video shared by Burton didn’t show the moment in question with Affleck, but a brief YouTube video posted on Wednesday highlights the incident. A young Affleck is being interviewed by host Burton — who he calls “free spirited” — before he gets up and wraps his arm around her.

“Some girls like a good tweakage here and there,” she said afterwards. “I’d rather have a high five.”

The “TRL” video resurfaced after Affleck took to Facebook on Tuesday to share his disgust with Weinstein, who has been hit with multiple sexual harassment and misconduct allegations.

“I am saddened and angry that a man who I worked with used his position of power to intimidate, sexually harass, and manipulate women over decades,” the “Good Will Hunting” star wrote.

Beyond Burton, the post didn’t sit well with actress Rose McGowan, who tweeted: “Ben Affleck f–k off.” She then added Affleck had told her that’d he told Weinstein to “stop doing that.” McGowan concluded with a concise “you lie.”