Af­fleck an­ces­tor cut from TV show

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - ON THE RECORD -

Hol­ly­wood star Ben Af­fleck asked TV bosses to cover up the fact that one of his an­ces­tors was a slave owner, leaked emails have shown. Hacked mes­sages up­loaded to Wik­iLeaks in April re­veal that the ac­tor was un­happy with the dis­cov­ery, which was dis­closed when he was film­ing ge­neal­ogy se­ries Find­ing Your Roots for net­work PBS. Show cre­ator Henry Louis Gates ar­gued that the story should re­main, but it was ul­ti­mately cut from the episode. Read more at bbc.in/1yLk­m4S.

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