Who is Hilarie Burton, what was the Ben Affleck groping scandal

Who is Hilarie Burton?

Hilarie Ross Burton, 35, was born July 1, 1982.

She is an American actress and producer.

She started her career in the spotlight in 2000 hosting MTV’s Total Request Live.

After this Hilarie reached international stardom playing Peyton Sawyer on teen High School drama, One Tree Hill for six seasons (2003–09).

What TV shows and movies has Hilarie been in?

After leaving One True Hill Hilarie went on to star in movies Our Very Own, Solstice and The List.

She also played Sara Ellis on the USA crime drama White Collar from 2010–13.

That same year she had a recurring role as Dr. Lauren Boswell on Grey’s Anatomy.

In 2014, Hilarie appeared in the short-lived drama Forever as Molly Dawes.

In 2016, she joined the cast of TV show Lethal Weapon, playing DEA Agent Karen Palmer.

Is Hilarie married?

In 2004, Hilarie married One Tree Hill assistant director Ian Prange, son of executive producer Greg Prange, but they divorced in 2009.

That same year she started dating Walking Dead actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and by 2010 had given birth to their son Gus.

It’s believed the couple got married in 2014, but they have never confirmed this, although Jefferey regularly refers to Hilarie as his wife.

In September 2017, the couple announced they were expecting a second child.

What happened with Hilarie Burton and Ben Affleck and the ‘groping scandal’?

Ben Affleck has “sincerely apologised” to Hilarie after she publicly accused him of groping her breast.

The Oscar winner admitted he “acted inappropriately” towards her when he was a guest on her US chat show in 2003.

Ben is alleged to have reached round behind Hilarie and “tweaked” her left boob as they larked about for the camera in a segment for the show Total Request Live.

The allegation re-emerged after he issued a statement condemning sex pest movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

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