Ben Affleck Reveals the Name of His Slave-Owning Ancestor in 'Finding Your Roots' Controversy

April 23, 2015 3:11 PM

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Ben Affleck Reveals the Name of His Slave-Owning Ancestor in 'Finding Your Roots' Controversy

Ben Affleck admitted earlier this week that he was embarrassed to learn that one of his ancestors owned slaves.

"Lots of people have been asking who the guy was," the actor Tweeted on Wednesday. "His name was Benjamin Cole -- lived in Georgia on my mom's side about six generations back."

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