Ben Affleck NOT “Caught With Stunning Woman,” Despite Report

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By Shari Weiss

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Ben Affleck was NOT “caught with [a] stunning woman,” despite a ridiculously sensational and utterly clueless report. Gossip Cop can reveal what’s really going on.

“Does Jen Know? Ben Affleck Caught With Stunning Woman In L.A.,” RadarOnline blares in a headline. Apparently determined to stir up drama, the webloid touts that it has video of the actor “having an intense conversation with a stunning redhead woman in Los Angeles on Sept. 28.” The site goes on, “While chatting, Affleck can be seen puffing on a cigarette, sending plumes of smoke into her face. The actor’s wife, Jennifer Garner, is nowhere to be found.”

The implication, of course, is that Affleck and the woman were up to no good behind Garner’s back. But there’s a few things to get straight. First off, Garner is Affleck’s estranged wife. They are not together romantically, and he is free to go about his business whether she’s with him or not.

Second, this sighting of Affleck was in public, right on a L.A. street, with other people nearby. The star wasn’t “caught” doing anything but having a conversation, just like people do every day. That’s not a “gotcha” situation.

Lastly, despite the insinuation that something illicit is going down between Affleck and the “stunning woman,” the truth is actually far less scandalous. The “redhead” in question is Affleck’s producing partner. That’s a pretty key detail the outlet didn’t know and apparently couldn’t be bothered to find out.

So, a far more appropriate headline would be: “Ben Affleck Talks To His Producing Partner On L.A. Street.” Kind of a non-story, unless you’re RadarOnline and desperately need to twist the boring truth for clicks.

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