Makeup artist accuses Ben Affleck of groping her


The floodgates have opened for Hollywood celebrities and elites coming forward with their experiences of being sexually harassed. Just hours after he apologized for grabbing actress Hilarie Burton’s breast in 2003, a makeup artist has accused Ben Affleck of touching her butt inappropriately.

Annamarie Tendler, a makeup artist and wife of comedian John Mulaney, lit up Twitter on Wednesday, giving the full rundown of Affleck’s exploits at a Golden Globes party in 2014.

“I would also love to get an apology from Ben Affleck who grabbed my ass at a Golden Globes party in 2014,” Tendler wrote. “He walked by me, cupped my butt and pressed his finger into my crack,” said Tendler, adding, “I guess he tried to play it like he was politely moving me out of the way and oops touched my butt instead of my lower back?”

“Like most women in these situations I didn’t say anything but I have thought a lot about what I’d say if I ever saw him again,” she concluded.

Comedy writer Jen Statsky backed up Tendler’s account of the party, saying, “I was also at this party and *multiple* friends had this same exact experience.”

Actress Rose McGowan, who came forward to The New York Times about being one of the many women sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein, was blocked by Twitter after calling out Affleck for saying he didn’t know about Weinstein’s habits.

“Ben Affleck f—k off,” McGowan, 44, tweeted after Affleck’s statement was released Tuesday. “@benaffleck ‘GODDAMNIT! I TOLD HIM TO STOP DOING THAT’ you said that to my face. The press conf I was made to go to after assault. You lie.”

Speaking on behalf of Affleck, a source told PageSix, “Any allusion that he’s anywhere close to Harvey Weinstein is absurd and could be considered defamatory,” adding that it’s frustrating that McGowan “questioned [Affleck’s] ability to tell the truth.”

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