Ben Affleck faces renewed criticism over friendship with Harvey Weinstein

By on October 12, 2017

The ongoing sexual assault and harassment scandal surrounding embattled film producer Harvey Weinstein has also cast a shadow over one of his most-prominent collaborators — Ben Affleck.

Affleck received backlash in recent days as accusations against Weinstein have continued to pour in — first for remaining silent for several days about the allegations against the filmmaker, then for failing to acknowledge whether he was aware of Weinstein’s purported behavior around women.

Weinstein and Affleck go way back. It was Weinstein who loved Affleck and Matt Damon’s script for the 1997 drama “Good Will Hunting” so much that he pushed the movie into production.

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