Ben Affleck will contribute future make money from Weinstein movies to RAINN

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  • Ben Affleck.Jamie McCarthy/Getty Ben Affleck said he will donate all future residuals from his Weinstein-funded movies to RAINN, an abuse victims charity, or Movie Independent, a non-profit arts organization.Affleck stated he was inspired by a comparable
  • vow made by director Kevin Smith when the Weinstein claims hit last month. Affleck has himself been implicated of sexual harassment by starlet Hilarie Burton. Ben Affleck toldThe Associated Press that he is “taking a look at [his] own behavior” in the wake of many unwanted sexual advances scandals in Hollywood and is promising to be “part of the option.”

    One way the star is preparing to do so is by choosing not to make any more cash off the films he made with Harvey Weinstein.

    The former head of The Weinstein Company has been accused of unwanted sexual advances and/or abuse by over 60 ladies. The disgraced studio head gave Affleck his early advancement after obtaining and releasing “Excellent Will Hunting,” which made Affleck an Oscar for Finest Initial Screenplay.Affleck said in an interview with Fox 5 DC that he will contribute all future residuals from his Weinstein-funded films to anti-sexual attack company RAINN and Movie Independent. RAINN runs the National Sexual Assault hotline.The star said his decision was influenced by Kevin Smith, who made a comparable vow last month following the Weinstein accusations. Smith is contributing his Weinstein-backed residuals to the non-profit company Females in Movie, which promotes for gender parity in the industry. “As soon as Kevin recommended that, I chose to do the same thing, so any further residuals that I get from a Miramax or a Weinstein film will go either to FI or to RAINN, “Affleck stated.” I just didn’t wish to cash anymore checks from the person, you understand? Some people most likely could not afford to offer all their residuals away, but even if you do 10%, that’s something.”Affleck was implicated of unwanted sexual advances himself last month by previous “Overall Demand Live”

    host and actress Hilarie Burton. She says Affleck groped her during a televised interview for the MTV series. Burton tweeted a video of the cold open for” MTV TRL Uncensored” where she is heard saying,”[. Affleck] comes by and tweaks my left boob.” Her caption for the video read: “Women. I’m so pleased with you brave ones. I had to laugh back then so I would not sob. Sending out love. “Affleck can next be seen on the cinema repeating his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in “Justice League.”

    Warner Brothers releases the tentpole nationwide on November 17. Check out the original article on IndieWire. Copyright 2017. Follow IndieWire on Twitter. SEE ALSO: 23 powerful men accused of sexual misbehavior in the wake of Harvey Weinstein NOW ENJOY

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