BEN Affleck has offered an extraordinary apology after a former MTV host-turned-actress claimed he groped her breasts on television.
Actress and TV host Hilarie Burton was just 21 when she says she was groped by Affleck during an interview on MTV's TRL. The incident has shone a light on Affleck's other past bad behaviour - including a different, bizarre 2004 interview that saw Affleck encouraging another interviewer to show him her breasts.
In a Sunday morning junket interview to promote his film Jersey Girl, Affleck and Canadian TV presenter Anne-Marie Losique could be seen embracing each other, the TV host straddling the actor and writhing on his lap as he embraces her.
“They would like the show better if you did it topless, wouldn’t they?” he asks. “That’s a lovely perfume you have on. You usually show a lot more cleavage than this, what’s the story?”
“It’s Sunday morning,” she responds.
“That never stopped you before, from getting them t**ties out. Who you trying to fool, Sunday morning? You should be in church with that rack on display.”
The pair continue their heavy petting as Affleck complements Losique on her “firm breasts” and asks if she has a boyfriend “back in Montreal.”
Later on in the segment, Affleck makes an off-colour joke about the disabled.
“Don’t make me look like I am retarded! I look like I have cerebral palsy now,” he said, before mocking a disabled person.