Two of the biggest celebrities most closely associated with Harvey Weinstein
, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
, took a conspicuously long time to publicly condemn their long-time industry colleague. Damon's condemnation came amid accusations that he had helped bury a negative New York
Times story about Weinstein back in 2004. Affleck's carefully worded statement on Tuesday was immediately slammed by actress Rose McGowan, one of Weinstein's alleged victims, and then followed by an accusation that Affleck himself was guilty of "groping" actress Hilarie Burton back in 2003.