BEN Affleck is fighting for his reputation today after taking to social media to slam Harvey Weinstein for sexual assault before then being forced to admit to similar behaviour.
The Hollywood star has become a target for shame and mockery online after his contradictory tweets which appear to symbolise the hypocrisy at the heart of the film industry after the scandal broke.
On Monday Affleck tweeted a statement that claimed he was “saddened” by Harvey Weinstein’s decision to use his position of power to sexually harass and assault women who he worked with.
In the first statement, Affleck said he knew nothing about Weinstein’s behaviour and condemns it.
He added he wanted to know what he could "do to make sure this doesn’t happen to others”.
But then, about 26 hours later, a short statement appeared where he publicly apologised for touching actress Hilarie Burton live on camera in 2003 after she tweeted that she had not forgotten.
He tweeted: “I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologise.”
It comes as the Batman actor was dubbed "Buttman" on Twitter as a second woman came forward to accuse him of groping her.
Make-up artist Annamarie Tendler said the star touched her bottom at a Golden Globes party – hours after the Oscar winner apologised to actress Hilarie Burton who had claimed he "tweaked" her breast on her MTV show in 2003.
Weinstein has been hit by a string of sexual harassment allegations dating back decades.
The movie producer is the subject of a number of claims including from film star Ashley Judd.
As revealed by Sun Online, he also propositioned Myleene Klass with a sex contract.
The disgusted TV presenter, then 32, immediately declined the offer, telling Weinstein to "f*** off" during a film festival lunch at Cannes in 2010.