A new tabloid report claims Ben Affleck was caught drinking at the 2017 Emmy Awards, despite attending rehab for alcohol addiction earlier this year. But Gossip Cop looked into the story about the actor's alleged relapse and we're exclusively assured it simply isn't true.
Affleck revealed in a Facebook post in March that he completed treatment for a drinking problem, but In Touch now claims he was spotted boozing at an Emmys after-party last Sunday. The actor attended the awards ceremony to support his girlfriend, "Saturday Night Live" producer Lindsay Shookus, who won an Emmy for her involvement in the sketch comedy show.
A so-called "eyewitness" at the event tells the magazine, "He ordered water at the bar but a server brought him over the alcoholic drink once he sat down at the table. He drank all of it." The publication goes on to contend that Affleck was also seen drinking post-rehab earlier this year. Gossip Cop, however, has learned the magazine's report is inaccurate.
A source close to Affleck exclusively tells us the actor wasn't drinking alcohol at the Emmy Awards and the tabloid's claim otherwise is "not at all true." Gossip Cop is further told he was "in great spirits" throughout the evening and happy to support his girlfriend and the rest of the "SNL" crew. We're also assured the actor, who's always been forthcoming about his battle with addiction, is now in a happy and healthy place. While Affleck could conceivably relapse one day, he did not at the Emmys, and the magazine is wrong on several levels for having reported that.
Although Affleck wasn't actually caught drinking, Gossip Cop has repeatedly caught In Touch fabricating stories about the actor, especially surrounding his relationship with Shookus. We recently busted the tabloid for falsely reporting Affleck was getting married to the "SNL" producer. Shortly before that inaccurate story, Gossip Cop debunked the outlet's tale about Affleck and Shookus having a baby. This latest article is more lies from the frequently discredited publication.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.