The woman who was last seen spending time with Ben Affleck after his split from Lindsay Shookus, Playboy model Shauna Sexton, is clapping back against the suggestion she contributed to the actor's return to rehab in August.
The conversation began on Instagram early last week, after the 22-year-old posted a photo of herself with a glass of red wine, saying she's "Happy as shit man." One of her followers then asked if she was with Affleck, before another responded, "She already got him thrown into rehab." That set her off.
"It's so bizarre to me that you follow me and have the energy to come to the comments section strictly to comment something negative? It's even more bizarre to me that you can somehow correlate someone's poor person decisions to anyone other than that person," Shookus responded. "Never drank around or with him for the record. Don't pollute your brain with tabloid and media bullshit. Form an educated opinion on things if you do decide to. Love yourself a little harder. Radiate kindness. Spread words of encouragement."
The fight between Sexton and the commenter continued a few days later, when they brought up her past alcohol-related run-ins with the law. "You've been arrested twice for underage drinking and public intoxication just last year, so please tell me again you don't like to drink or party lmao," they wrote.
Sexton fully copped to the arrests, however, and then doubled down on her assertion that, one, Affleck is responsible for his own actions and, two, she never drank around him while they were together.
"I love to drink and party! Absolutely dude. Most 22 year olds do. Yes you're correct. I got put in the drunk tank when I was 17 for having a fake ID and drinking underage at a bar in Virginia Beach, and despite the fact most people have used a fake ID as well as drank underage, it was a dumb mistake on my behalf and an embarrassing one at that," she said.
As for the recent arrest, she added, "Then the weekend of my 21st birthday I got obliterated and wound up getting left at a bar at the ocean front in Virginia Beach.. where I was again taken to the drunk tank for being intoxicated publicly ..while attempting to find a ride home. Do these mistakes define me? No, stupid minuscule shit I learned from. Do these mistakes mean that I am human? Yes."
"Do these mistakes mean i would disrespect someone's hard earned sobriety by drinking with them or in front of them? Hell no," she went on. "I have limitless respect people who have the humility and maturity to admit when they need to fix something in their life. I have even more respect for those who take action and actually do something about it. With that being said, Ben is a grown ass man, baby. He makes his own decisions. Blaming a 22 year old for someone's 3rd time in rehab is just ridiculous. He is human. I am human. You are human. We all are going to f--k up it's just a matter of learning from it. Don't be so quick to throw shade on people. Take a step back, accept that we are all on our own journey, and be a little less critical."
Affleck checked into a treatment center at the end of August, after an intervention from estranged wife Jennifer Garner.