Hammer’s comments about Hollywood’s apparent double standard comes at a time when the industry finds itself at a turning point, with women as well as men coming forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against the likes of Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K. as well as more.
Ben Affleck, who came under fire for condemning Weinsten’s alleged misconduct, while remaining silent on allegations against his brother, recently apologized to former TRL host Hilarie Burton, who accused him of groping her during a past appearance on the show. Last week, Affleck was a guest on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert, where he candidly addressed the groping claims, as well as the need for him, as well as all men, to be more “mindful” of their conduct.
“I was accused of by a woman, touching her breasts while I gave her a hug,” Affleck said of the alleged incident. “I don’t remember the idea, nevertheless I absolutely apologize for the idea. I certainly don’t think she’s lying or doing the idea up.”
“If I was ever part of the problem, I want to change as well as be part of the solution,” the 45-year-old actor added.
Watch the video below to see more of what he said.