Ben Affleck’s lawyers are threatening legal action over a magazine article suggesting he has struck up a romance with his children’s nanny following the breakdown of his marriage to Jennifer Garner.
The Argo star hit headlines on Wednesday when a Us Weekly story alleged Affleck had started dating Christine Ouzounian, who was briefly hired in the northern spring to help care for the estranged couple’s three children during a trial separation.
The report alleged the Oscar winner began seeing the 28-year-old romantically before he and Garner formally announced they were divorcing in June after 10 years of marriage, but Affleck’s spokesperson told the magazine,
“All allegations of a romantic relationship are baseless and untrue”.
Editors ran the story anyway, quoting an unnamed source, who claimed Ouzounian believed she had found “true love” with the actor/director.
Now Affleck’s representative is blasting the article’s publication.
A statement issued to the New York Daily News reads, “The story is complete garbage and full of lies. You shouldn’t be able to hide behind ‘blind sources’. We are considering legal options.”