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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hilarie Burton is speaking out about being groped by Ben Affleck during his appearance on TRL over a decade ago.

The 35-year-old former MTV VJ spoke out after Ben made a statement condemning Harvey Weinstein‘s alleged actions in his sexual assault and harassment scandal.

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More gems from #Kimmel.
Here he has women feel his crotch to guess what he stuffed in his pants.
KIMMEL: "You should put your mouth on it"
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#1 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-10-11 12:23 AM | Reply

Perhaps Pence has a good system? Especially in Hollywood?

No?

#2 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-10-11 12:37 AM | Reply

Posted by "Andrea Makckris"

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-11 12:37 AM | Reply

Ronan Farrow on Harvey Weinstein Story: ‘I Was Threatened With a Lawsuit'
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Posted by "Andrea Makckris"
#3 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Thats it? Thats your reply? Women raped, threatened, and you "paste" my screen name?

Snoofy, all your swearing today, should have gotten you suspended.... count your blessings...

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-10-11 12:49 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

You're right I owe you better.

"Andrea Mackris, with the Loofah, in the Bathroom."

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-11 12:53 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

#2 you mean never having lunch with a female coworker unless the wife is there?

Only a creeper would need that kind of policy.

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2017-10-11 01:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#2 you mean never having lunch with a female coworker unless the wife is there?

Actually, if memory serves, it was never have lunch with a female co-worker unless someone else is also present.

Only a creeper would need that kind of policy.

#6 | POSTED BY JPW

What is the basis for your statement?

#7 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-11 06:55 AM | Reply

What is the basis for your statement?

#7 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

It's like not keeping cigarettes in the house if you don't want to smoke.

There's nothing inappropriate about a professional meeting over lunch. If it feels like a date then it's because you're a perv who can't disconnect women from sex.

#8 | Posted by jpw at 2017-10-11 08:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

There's nothing inappropriate about a professional meeting over lunch. If it feels like a date then it's because you're a perv who can't disconnect women from sex. #8 | Posted by jpw at 2017-10-11 08:47 AM

There's nothing inappropriate about showing your hair in public, or not being out without a male relative escort, or sex outside of marriage. However, those are my opinions, and not something that I would feel comfortable pushing on people who feel like it is inappropriate or disrespectful. Maybe there's a lesson in there for you. Maybe you're one of those right-wingers unable to put yourself in other people's shoes that GalaxiePete keeps going on about?

#9 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-10-11 09:04 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

I'm far from a right winger.

Maybe there's a lesson in there for you

Nope.

But did it make you feel better feeling all tolerant and inclusive?

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2017-10-11 09:11 AM | Reply

#2 you mean never having lunch with a female coworker unless the wife is there?
Only a creeper would need that kind of policy.

#6 | POSTED BY JPW

A bunch of years ago, even a few years ago, I would have agreed.

Today? Nope.

World isn't the same and insurance against being accused of something is prudent.

Case in point, I live alone with my dog and I have kids who live on my street come around to play with her whenever I'm outside with her.

Since I do live alone, I have cameras inside and out and the sad thing? It's not because I'm worried about crime, but to provide myself an alibi just in case something comes up.

#11 | Posted by Lohocla at 2017-10-11 10:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Only a creeper would need that kind of policy.

#6 | Posted by jpw

No sirree. I NEVER brought a female sailor into my office without there being a third party there. You can be a choirboy and it won't matter to your chain of command if some female sailor with a grudge accuses you of sexual impropriety. The accusation is enough, and the only defense is a witness.

#12 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-10-11 11:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#11

Only a creeper who likes sex with dogs and/or little kids would need those kind of cameras.

-JPW

#13 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-10-11 03:16 PM | Reply

There's nothing inappropriate about showing your hair in public, or not being out without a male relative escort...
#9 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE

Do you live in Saudi Arabia or somewhere in the Middle East?

#14 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-10-11 03:25 PM | Reply

There's nothing inappropriate about a professional meeting over lunch. If it feels like a date then it's because you're a perv who can't disconnect women from sex.

#8 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2017-10-11 08:47 AM

A few years ago I was at a neighborhood party. One of my neighbors (also a friend) asked the wife of another neighbor (also a friend) to go with him when he drove the babysitter home. She wasn't there to prevent him from making advances on the girl. She was there to put the girl at ease and serve as a witness in case the girl mentioned anything about the car ride home that could be misconstrued by her parents.

#15 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-11 03:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#14 Sarcasm is wasted on you

#16 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-10-11 03:56 PM | Reply

12 and 15,

You guys talking about situations that are quite different from sitting at a table in the middle of a public restaurant.

#17 | Posted by jpw at 2017-10-11 05:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--More gems from #Kimmel.

Celebrity opinions.

i2.wp.com

#18 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-10-11 05:31 PM | Reply

Yeah, screw celebrities! Especially reality TV show hosts.

#19 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2017-10-11 06:03 PM | Reply

Celebrity opinions.

Republicans love celebrity opinions.

So much so, they made Reagan a president.

They love quasi celebrities too.

Even trashy reality television celebrities.

Which is why the elected Trump.

Republicans are really stupid when it comes to elections.

And just about everything else.

#20 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-10-11 06:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If it feels like a date then it's because you're a perv who can't disconnect women from sex.

My problem is that some women are easy to disconnect from sex.

Some are impossible! But, I do manage somehow to not grab them by the whatevers (without their permission).

#21 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-11 06:17 PM | Reply

This old video of TRL outtakes has Burton talking about the incident without naming Affleck:

vimeo.com

Affleck has apologized:

www.cnn.com

As a big Affleck fan (actor and director) I'm appalled that he did this.

#22 | Posted by rcade at 2017-10-11 06:47 PM | Reply

What Affleck did was wrong, but seemed more like 'over the line playful'. Burton even laughed at the time, and it was on camera, but...still, wrong.

On the other hand, Weinstein - and serial perpetrator's like him - used his power, position, and physical size to sexually assault and rape women for over 20 years by getting them alone under false pretenses.

I'm surprised victims of other HW Honchos haven't come forward yet. If they did, there might be an avalanche.

#23 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-11 07:07 PM | Reply

Oh boy! You know what this means!

OBAMA will never achieve political success

I rest my case

-- rightoecentre

#24 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-10-11 07:59 PM | Reply

Affleck was suffering from celebrityenza. Women let him do it all the time so it was okay, just ask BLOTUS.

#25 | Posted by bored at 2017-10-12 12:51 PM | Reply

All the snark in the world isn't going to change the fact that your (liberals') virtue-signaling heroes are just empty, fake, plastic people. They just love to instruct us peons on the correct mode of existence, but gladly look the other way when their paycheck might be on the line. Ben Affleck in particular is reported to have helped cover up for that stain Weinstein. It's apparently been a bit of an open secret for awhile, as Seth MacFarlane cracked a joke about the female nominees not needing to pretend to find Weinstein attractive any more. That was back in 2013.

So, the question remains: why did all of these rich, powerful, and influential men and women choose to look the other way (at best) or aid and abet such a creep (at worst)? The rats are already scurrying to get off the sinking Weinstein ship and pretend as if he's some isolated case; however, that he was protected for so long certainly suggests others are complicit or guilty of the same or worse crimes.

Remember, Cory Feldman and Elijah Wood have been essentially saying that sexual exploitation of both male and female actors -- adults and children alike -- is a regular occurrence in hollyweird.

#26 | Posted by wj112358 at 2017-10-12 01:25 PM | Reply

Now the floodgates start to open against ben affleck:

he "grabbed [Annamarie Tendler's] ass at a Golden Globes party in 2014"
https://twitter.com/amtendler/status/918209320977911808

"[affleck] walked by me (sic), cupped my butt and pressed his finger into my crack"
https://twitter.com/amtendler/status/918209962056339456

this comes after the re-remembering of how he groped some other girl's breast on MTV.

Don't feel jealous though, dudes. Looks like men get it just like the ladies from the freaks in hollyweird:

Terry Crews: I was sexually assaulted by Hollywood executive

>a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/james-van-der-beek-harvey-
weinstein-sexual-harassment-assault-allegations-a7996006.html">James Van Der Beek relates sexual assault experience in support of Harvey Weinstein accusers

Now some of these people need to start naming names.

#27 | Posted by wj112358 at 2017-10-12 01:52 PM | Reply

#15 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

That was gutsy. After dropping off the babysitter, now you have your friend with a wife of another friend alone in the car.

Wow.

At this rate, they needed a car with lots of people. Just having two people left in the car...what will people think.

#28 | Posted by Petrous at 2017-10-12 01:55 PM | Reply

#28 JeffJ's own personal Viet Nam

#29 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-10-12 02:03 PM | Reply

As a big Affleck fan (actor and director) I'm appalled that he did this.

#22 | POSTED BY RCADE

2nd chance?

#30 | Posted by tontonmacoute at 2017-10-12 02:08 PM | Reply

freebeacon.com

Hillary clintons hacks go after Anthony bourdain for criticizing her Weinstein condemnation...

#31 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2017-10-12 02:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

CAll be cynical, but I can't help but wondering whether the true version of events for some of these stars going public is actually more along the following lines...

Harvey Weinstein tried to grope me, but I gave him a judo chop to the thorax... Just kidding. We actually went back to his suite and did the nasty. Now I'm a big star and don't need his patronage any more. A person's gotta do what they gotta do. Right?

#32 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-10-12 03:07 PM | Reply

"Perhaps Pence has a good system? Especially in Hollywood?
No?"

Perhaps women should not leave the house unless accompanied by a male relative and wearing a burka. Shoot. That doesn't prevent sexual assault or sexual harassment either.

#33 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-12 03:17 PM | Reply

"Actually, if memory serves, it was never have lunch with a female co-worker unless someone else is also present."

It was go out to dinner with another woman or attend a party that served alcohol unless his wife was present.

#34 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-12 03:19 PM | Reply

"Perhaps Pence has a good system? Especially in Hollywood?
No?"

What are you saying? Men and women can't be alone together without the man sexually harassing the woman?

#35 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-12 03:31 PM | Reply

Or maybe you are saying men and women can't be alone together without the woman falsely accusing the man of sexually harassing her?

#36 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-12 03:33 PM | Reply

I thought the current Narrative was that all men are latent rapists who would otherwise go on to sexually assault literally thousands of women per minute were it not for compulsory reeducation HR training at work, on campus, etc. VP Mike "if you like it in the crapper, you get the zapper" Pence seems to be preempting this possibility inevitability by keeping his better half around while out at social engagements.

What do?

#37 | Posted by wj112358 at 2017-10-12 04:09 PM | Reply

"I thought the current Narrative was that all men are latent rapists"

Yes, according to some religious groups.

"What do?"

Institute mandatory dress codes, segregation of the sexes, religious training for everyone?

#38 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-12 04:18 PM | Reply

--"I thought the current Narrative was that all men are latent rapists"

That's been the narrative from feminists for decades. Except of course, when a Democrat is accused.

#39 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-10-12 04:22 PM | Reply

As a big Affleck fan (actor and director) I'm appalled that he did this.
#22 | POSTED BY RCADE

What about his brother Casey Affleck, who still managed to win and Oscar despite two women accusing him of sexual harassment?

#40 | Posted by tontonmacoute at 2017-10-12 05:38 PM | Reply

Why is the president silent about this???

#41 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-13 08:48 AM | Reply

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