Ben Affleck Breaks Silence on PBS Show Controversy, Admits He Was ''Embarrassed'' to Have Slave-Owning Ancestors

April 22, 2015 12:20 AM

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Ben Affleck Breaks Silence on PBS Show Controversy, Admits He Was ''Embarrassed'' to Have Slave-Owning Ancestors

Ben Affleck went searching for his roots and ended up finding more than he bargained for.

"After an exhaustive search of my ancestry for Finding Your Roots, it was discovered that one of my distant relatives was an owner of slaves," Affleck wrote on Facebook Tuesday, breaking his silence on the controversy kicked up by a leaked Sony email that revealed the actor specifically requested th...

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