Ben Affleck ‘saddened and angry’ over Harvey Weinstein allegations

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Ben Affleck is speaking out on the allegations of sexual assault and harassment against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein following another article in the New Yorker.

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In a tweet, Affleck shared a statement on the allegations, which he says have “made me sick.”

“This is completely unacceptable, and I find myself asking what I can do to make sure this doesn’t happen to others. We need to do better at protecting our sisters, friends, co-workers and daughters,” Affleck’s statement read.

Affleck has had a long working relationship with Weinstein, who helped to launch the actor’s career in films like Chasing Amy and Good Will Hunting, for which Affleck won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay with co-star and writer Matt Damon.

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Last week, the New York Times reported on allegations against Weinstein of sexual harassment and misconduct, and on Tuesday morning a report in the New Yorker featured additional allegations, including three women who say they were raped by the powerful producer.

On Sunday, Weinstein was terminated from his production company.