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Ben Affleck's father blames 'disgusting' Hollywood for the actor's drinking problem

Timothy Affleck, the father of Ben and Casey Affleck, is sounding off in a rare interview about fame ruining his son's lives.


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Ben and Casey Alleck's dad is not holding back. In a new interview, their father, Timothy expresses his hatred of Hollywood and the atmosphere it presents. 

 

"Hollywood is a disgusting place. I think that's been a major factor in Ben's drinking," he told Grazia magazine. "You're kind of forced to develop a persona that is hard to shed and go home to your family. It affects your whole life. I think that's one of the dangers of the film industry."

I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it, and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first step.

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Timothy also attributed his own alcoholism to his son's problem with drinking, telling the outlet, "I was a chronic, severe alcoholic for several years. I had to recover and, happily, I did. Ben has always been serious about getting sober. There is no question about that. He wants a balanced life, and he is working at it."

 

Ben, who has struggled publicly with alcoholism, completed his rehab stint last March, telling fans via Facebook: "I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I've dealt with in the past and will continue to confront.

 

"I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be," he continued. "I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it, and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first step."

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