Ben Affleck Speaks Out on Harvey Weinstein: Reading Allegations ‘Made Me Sick’

Ben Affleck has issued a statement following the latest allegations about Harvey Weinstein‘s horrific behavior.

Affleck was one of many A-listers who hadn’t publicly weighed in as of yesterday, and people noticed:

But following the massive New Yorker exposé revealing three allegations of rape against Weinstein, Affleck posted a statement to Facebook this afternoon (that notably does not mention Weinstein’s name at all):

I am saddened and angry that a man who I worked with used his position of power to intimidate, sexually harass and manipulate many women over decades. The additional allegations of assault that I read this morning 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. We must support those who come forward, condemn this type of behavior when we see it and help ensure there are more women in positions of power.

UPDATE –– 4:46 pm ET: Rose McGowan publicly called out Affleck after that statement went out:

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