Ben Affleck is one of the latest actors who have come out and condemned the producer Harvey Weinstein following a number of sexual assault and harassment allegations levied against him.
A New York Times report last week kicked off the long line of allegations against the powerhouse producer. Weinstein's lawyers initially said they were going to sue the New York Times and said Weinstein "denies many of the accusations as patently false". In response to a later New Yorker article which included claims of sexual assault, lawyers said: "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr Weinstein."
On Tuesday, Affleck, who famously worked with Weinstein when he co-wrote the Oscar-winning film Good Will Hunting with Matt Damon in 1997, said he was made to feel sick by some of the allegations.
But the response to Affleck's tweet was very different to that many of the celebs who have spoken out against Weinstein, such as Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio and Blake Lively, received and he soon experienced backlash.
Some people drew comparisons with the fact that Ben's brother Casey Affleck has also been accused of sexual harassment.
You had no problem campaigning for Casey Affleck's Academy Award, though.- Jon (@prasejeebus) October 10, 2017
As a first step, maybe try talking to your brother.- RESIST Trump (@girlinseattle) October 10, 2017
Cool, cool. This is an important statement and support is needed. But also like, maybe CC your brother?- Alex ]]>🦋🇺🇸