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Actor Ben Affleck has apologised for acting "inappropriately" towards Hilarie Burton after the actress revived her claim that the Batman star groped her during an episode of MTV's TRL in 2003.

"I acted inappropriately toward Ms Burton and I sincerely apologize," he tweeted.

Burton was then host of the MTV show. The incident was brought up on Monday night after Affleck issued a statement about Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment allegations.

In the statement, Affleck wrote, "This is completely unacceptable, and I find myself asking what I can do to make sure this doesn't happen to others."

A Twitter user responded saying, "Ben Affleck should've just kept quiet," while another added, "He also grabbed Hilarie Burton's breasts on TRL once. Everyone forgot though."

Burton replied, "I didn't forget," and went on writing, "Seriously, thank you for that. I was a kid."

Following Burton's comments, a bizarre video has resurfaced of the Oscar winner fondling a different TV host.

Footage dating back to 2004 shows the actor touching Anne-Marie Losique's breast. She was then a reporter for Montreal's entertainment news show Box Office.

In the video -- from a press junket for Miramax's 2004 flop Jersey Girl -- the TV personality sits on the actor's lap as he asks, "They would like it better if you did this show topless, the station, wouldn't they?"

He then lifts and turns her in his lap so she's facing the camera. "We could do the interview like this," he says, embracing her tightly and nestling his face on her chest.

"You usually show a lot more cleavage than this. What's the story? Why are you covering it up today?" he presses.

When Losique responds that it's "Sunday morning", he insists, "that never stopped you before from getting them titties out. Who you trying to fool, 'Sunday morning'? You could be in church, you should have that rack on display....

"These breasts are really firm, suspiciously firm ... they are like two giant stones," he adds.

He appears to twist her nipple at one point and ask if she'd like to create a "Janet Jackson" stunt, alluding to the pop star's infamous nipple-slip at the 2004 Super Bowl. "Are you wearing your nipple ring?" he asks.

He later teases, "All you want to do is have sex all the time. You don't want to talk, you don't want to hold me, you don't want to listen. ... I feel used and exploited. I feel undervalued and objectified by you."

Throughout the video, Affleck, who was engaged to Jennifer Lopez from 2002 and 2004, appears to be slurring his speech as Losique giggles in his arms.

Unlike Burton, Losique has bragged about the encounter in the past. She tweeted on Wednesday about the 13-year-old interview, writing in French, "Crazy day! The US media has gotten back to this moment. More to come."

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