Actor Ben Affleck has said that he admires the tenacity of Rose McGowan, who was one of the first women to speak out against disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.
In the aftermath of the allegations against Weinstein that surfaced after the exposes by the New York Times and the New Yorker, McGowan had called Ben Affleck “a liar” on Twitter and suggested the actor knew about Weinstein’s conduct.
The Justice League star appeared on the US Today show, where he asked about McGowan.
“I don’t really want to get into other people’s individual stories because I feel like those are their stories and they are entitled to tell as much or as little of those as they want I believe Rose, I support her, I really like and admire her tenacity and wish her the best.
Affleck,45, also said that he knew Weinstein “was sleazy and kind of a bully” but was not aware of the sexual harassment allegations.
“I knew (Weinstein) was sleazy and kind of a bully, but unfortunately that wasn’t that uncommon. I was brand new to Hollywood… I was 24 years old, I never made a movie and didn’t know much of anything really.
“To now look back on it and think gosh some other people were going through something really ugly and disturbing and difficult and terrible and terrifying…the only thing I could think to do is to give my residuals from my Harvey movies to a couple of organisations that I think are making a difference and try to reconcile that,” he said.