Affleck said the experiences he had creating his early works with Weinstein are now "tainted" because "while we were making these movies ... there were people who were suffering". "It was a serious question and I didn't know what to say".
He added that men must be prepared to face up to any "uncomfortable or awkward or unusual encounters" that they may have had, rather than shy away from them.
Guthrie also asked Affleck about actress Rose McGowan's tweet, in which she called Affleck a liar in regards to what he knew about Weinstein's actions.
Earlier in the interview, Colbert asked Affleck about Weinstein, as the now disgraced movie mogul's company Miramax distributed "Good Will Hunting", which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and earned Affleck and Matt Damon their first Oscar awards.
The actor, who plays Batman in "Justice League", chose to donate his residual money from the Miramax films he made to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) once he realized how many women were hurt behind the scenes while his career was blooming.
Ben Affleck speaks out about 'Justice League' and sexual harassment
While Affleck did not mention names in his response, it seemed that he was talking about former MTV VJ Hilarie Burton, who on October 10 tweeted that she "didn't forget" Affleck grabbing her breast during a 2003 episode of TRL.
BEN Affleck said he doesn't remember groping a woman's breast during a hug, but "absolutely apologises for it". I had never made a movie; I didn't know much of anything really.
As the interview continued, Affleck further expounded on his recent self-reflection, saying, "This is just the kind of thing that we have to, as men, as we become more aware of it, be really, really mindful of our behavior and hold ourselves accountable". "I haven't worked for Harvey for more than 15 years", he said.
Yep, Affleck, who says he's just now learning about this problem, also didn't do anything about this problem over the course of his career because it was a normal part of his everyday life. I thought I had a scope of the problem but the truth is I really didn't. "I didn't understand what it's like to be groped, harassed, to be interrupted, talked over, paid less, pushed around, belittled - all the things that women deal with that for me, as a man, I had the privilege of not having to deal with". I felt uncomfortable and laughed awkwardly.
"I'm not spokesman. I'm not a superhero", he added. Despite that, Affleck had relatively poised and insightful responses to each of Colbert's questions. It's a tricky thing to try to handle. "It feels like a time when survivors are finding their voice and people are sort of - and I include myself in this - really discovering the awful extent of this problem here in our country". In the interview, the star elaborated about making an effort to truly understand the extent of sexual harassment in Hollywood, as well as holding himself accountable for his own actions.
Analysts' Recommendations in Limelight: Rite Aid Corp (RAD)
The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link . Royal Bank Of Canada initiated coverage on shares of Rite Aid Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th.
Kaitlyn Kearns was last seen on Monday at 1:30 a.m. traveling eastbound on Washington Street in her vehicle. The 24-year-old Kearns who had been missing since early Monday after tending bar was found dead in a rural.
Eleven fraternities at Ohio State are under investigation for violations of the student code of conduct. Drew Cooper, the president of the IFC at Ohio State, said the council plans to work toward a solution.
Here, she nails every contradictory impulse in Lady Bird's bones, her desire to simultaneously both belong and to be unique. Lady Bird is now playing in a limited US theatrical release and will expand to more markets over the forthcoming weeks.
Kickstarter has launched a new version of Drip, a platform for creative artists to gather both support and funding for their work. The wave of goodwill in response to our announcement last month has been very meaningful to us and the creators we work with.
Staff at Amazon's eight United Kingdom warehouses are busy preparing to give shoppers across the country a Christmas to remember. Televisions are always top sellers on Black Friday and this year will be no different in terms of popularity.
The police earlier said that militants attacked a police checkpost in Zakura area, triggering an exchange of gunfire. Police Sub-Inspector Imran Ahmad was injured in the militant firing and succumbed to his injuries.
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She said this was her third request to probe RT's and Sputnik's work during the 2016 United States election race. Both RT and Sputnik, as well as Russian authorities have repeatedly refuted the allegations as unsubstantiated.
Katy Perry banned from China ahead of Victoria's Secret show
The star's reported ban from China follows a similar punishment which was handed out to Gigi Hadid by Chinese authorities . Gigi Hadid shocked everyone yesterday when she revealed she wasn't walking in the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show .
DHS Official Quits Over Past Offensive Remarks
The incendiary comments about blacks came in 2008 on the show "The Right Balance", on Accent Radio Network, CNN reported . Regarding Islam, he said that Muslim terrorist groups truly represented Islam, calling it "faithful Islam".
Pennsylvania's jobless rate sees new post-recession low
Johns counties continue to lead Florida with the lowest unemployment rate with both having a 2.7 percent unemployment rate. After Florida, the states with the biggest job losses were NY , which shed 34,100, followed by Missouri, with 10,500.
Tumhari Sulu Review: Vidya Balan recreates Munnabhai magic..
Though, there are few instances in the movie that manage to captivate the audience but they don't make it up for the whole movie. Her late night show caters to lonely hearts and Sulu in her husky, sexy voice helps them with problems related to the heart.
Ky.'s Comer Votes for Tax Cuts, Jobs Act
As always, feel free to contact my office if I can be of assistance to you or your family. It's been 31 years since the tax code was fundamentally reformed", said McMorris Rodgers.