Bad publicity is still publicity for Ben Affleck, whose "Justice League" will be released next month. The 45-year old actor, who frequently worked with Harvey Weinstein, inserted himself into the narrative on Monday morning when he released a statement expressing his sadness and anger over Weinstein's sexual misconduct allegations. The Internet and Hollywood was quick to react, with Rose McGowan leading the pack to slam the "Justice League" actor for his words.

As Affleck claimed that he was "saddened and angry" that Weinstein "used his position of power to intimidate, sexually harrass and manipulate women." He added that "We need to do better at protecting our sisters, friends, co-workers and daughters" from such sexual predators. It seems that Affleck should have kept quiet instead, as many have come to accuse him of such bad behavior as well. One of them is "One Tree Hill" star Hilarie Burton, who reacted to a tweet that recalled how Affleck had groped her on MTV's "Total Request Live."

TRL viewers recall horrifying moment

"One Tree Hill" actress Hilarie Burton, who is now married to "The Walking Dead" star Jeffrey Dean Morgan, was a former host of MTV's "Total Request Live." Ben Affleck was once on the show, and it seems that audiences didn't forget that moment when he groped Burton's breasts on the show.

In response to Affleck's reaction to the Harvey Weintein's sexual misconduct allegation, one Twitter user wrote, "Ben Affleck should’ve just kept quiet. Clearly he wasn’t thinking about his daughters when he left them to gallivant with their nanny." Another user replied that "[Affleck] also grabbed Hilarie Burton's breasts on TRL once. Everyone forgot though."

Hilarie Burton speaks up

Hilarie Burton, former "Total Request Live" host, responded to these tweets with three simple words: "I didn't forget." Another Twitter user replied to her, writing how "sorry" they were that such a thing happened to her and how "infuriating" it was that people never talk about Ben Affleck's transgressions against women.

Burton replied, "Seriously, thank you for that. I was a kid." Affleck has come under fire for claiming he was unaware of Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct throughout the years. Rose McGowan took to Twitter to slam him for feigning ignorance, and even called him out over an incident years ago when she told him she was assaulted by Weinstein, and he replied, "I told him to stop doing that," Us Weekly reported.

Check out her tweets below.

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