Ben Affleck Jokes About Sexual Harassment in Hollywood During ‘Justice League’ Interview — Watch

The actor made his "Justice League" co-stars visibly uncomfortable when trying to make light of Hollywood's sexual harassment problem.
Ben Affleck'Justice League' film premiere, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 13 Nov 2017
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A video clip of Ben Affleck joking about sexual harassment in Hollywood during the “Justice League” press junket is going viral as the industry continues to expose sexual predators and grapple with numerous allegations against directors, actors, and more. Affleck was being interviewed by MTV UK’s Sophie Boyden alongside his co-stars Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, and Jason Momoa when the cast was asked which superheroes they would want to join the Justice League in a sequel.

Affleck said he’d love to bring Black Canary on board, citing the need to improve the amount of women in the group, but he also uncomfortably quipped, “The fishnets right?,” after Fisher picked the magician Zatanna. The interview got awkward when Boyden asked the cast what they would do if a character like Supergirl joined the team, which would mean a new actress on set.

Affleck laughed and sarcastically responded, “Are you following the news at all?,” alluding to Hollywood’s harassment and abuse problem. The comment was followed by an uneasy silence.

Affleck, who has spoken out against Harvey Weinstein and has vowed to donate all of his Weinstein-related residuals to charity, was accused of sexual harassment himself by “TRL” host and “One Tree Hill” star Hilarie Burton. The actress says Affleck groped her during a televised interview for the MTV series. You can watch the press junket interview in the video below.

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