Ac­tor Rose Mc­Gowan has ac­cused Ben Af­fleck of ly­ing about not know­ing how Har­vey We­in­stein al­legedly ha­rassed women


It seems like the con­tro­versy over pro­ducer Har­vey We­in­stein could en­gulf other peo­ple in the film in­dus­try as Rose Mc­Gowan, in a tweet and a sub­se­quent email ex­change with The Times Tues­day night, said she had told Ben Af­fleck that We­in­stein had be­haved in­ap­pro­pri­ately with her. Af­fleck, who rose to star­dom with help from We­in­stein on the 1997 film Good Will Hunt­ing, had said ear­lier that he was “an­gry” over We­in­stein’s al­leged abuse of women, but he gave no in­di­ca­tion of whether he knew about it. “I find my­self ask­ing what I can do to make

Singer Demi Lo­vato said she won’t stop be­ing hon­est about her past strug­gles with ad­dic­tion, de­spite some­times be­ing ner­vous about the sub­ject. Speak­ing in a trailer for her up­com­ing YouTube doc­u­men­tary, Sim­ply Com­pli­cated, Lo­vato said, “I’m com­ing up on five­and-a-half years of so­bri­ety. I’m on a jour­ney to dis­cover what it’s like to be free of all demons.” It is not the first time the 25-year-old singer has spo­ken about the im­por­tance of be­ing hon­est. Lo­vato pre­vi­ously said hav­ing a “bru­tally hon­est fam­ily” helped her “stay grounded” when she was grow­ing up in the spot­light. sure this doesn’t hap­pen to oth­ers,” Af­fleck had said in a state­ment. Hours later, Mc­Gowan ad­dressed the tweet to Af­fleck, ac­cus­ing him of omit­ting in­for­ma­tion in his state­ment. She quotes him telling her that We­in­stein had mis­treated other women. “‘GODDAMNIT! I TOLD HIM TO STOP DO­ING THAT’ you said that to my face,” Mc­Gowan wrote. Af­fleck has not re­sponded to Mc­Gowan’s tweet.

The Times emailed Mc­Gowan to con­firm that she was as­sert­ing that Af­fleck knew about We­in­stein’s mis­treat­ment of her be­cause she had told him, and that she was ac­cus­ing Af­fleck of ly­ing be­cause his state­ment did not ac­knowl­edge aware­ness of We­in­stein’s be­hav­ior. “I am say­ing ex­actly that,” she replied.

In 1997, We­in­stein had reached a $100,000 set­tle­ment with Mc­Gowan af­ter an episode in a ho­tel room dur­ing the Sun­dance Film Fes­ti­val. re­port was pub­lished in a lead­ing US daily, which de­tails rape al­le­ga­tions against the mogul by three women. DiCaprio starred in the films The Avi­a­tor (2004), Django Un­chained (2012), and Gangs of New York (2002), which were pro­duced by We­in­stein.

Demi Lo­vato strug­gled with de­pres­sion and ad­dic­tion

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