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Ben Affleck Slams Harvey Weinstein Amid New Sexual Assault Allegations

By TheBlast Staff

Ben Affleck is coming out strong against Harvey Weinstein, the man who helped launch his career, saying the new allegations against the mogul made him sick.

"I am saddened and angry that a man who I worked with used his position of power to intimidate, sexually harass and manipulate many women over decades," Affleck wrote Tuesday on Facebook. "The additional allegations of assault that I read this morning made me sick. This is completely unacceptable, and I find myself asking what I can do to make sure this doesn’t happen to others."

Affleck continued, "We need to do better at protecting our sisters, friends, co-workers and daughters. We must support those who come forward, condemn this type of behavior when we see it and help ensure there are more women in positions of power."

Weinstein was an executive producer on "Good Will Hunting," the Oscar-winning film that Affleck and Matt Damon co-wrote in 1997.

In a scathing new report in the New Yorker, three actresses came forward to claim Weinstein raped them and previously unreleased audio from an NYPD sting of Weinstein has him seeming to admit to groping a model.

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