Ben Affleck Abandoned By Friends And Business Associates After Rehab, Report Claims

Ben Affleck
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A new report claims Ben Affleck was abandoned by his friends and business associates after his latest stint in the rehab. This story, however, has been debunked and he was never abandoned by anyone.

According to an alleged insider of National Enquirer, Affleck relapsed while still in the rehab last month. Now, the tipster said, "everyone is frustrated and ready to walk on him." Matt Damon is allegedly one of those people, and his wife Luciana "is done with Ben" and wants her husband "to cut him off for good."

The tabloid further contends that some "unnamed colleagues" of Affleck said they no longer want to work with the actor. The untraceable insider asserted Jennifer Garner, who staged the intervention of the actor last month and drove him to rehab, is "done with him, just like everybody else." But Affleck believed Garner would still "take him back."

According to Gossip Cop, the claim of the magazine is completely inaccurate. A rep for Affleck confirmed there's no truth to the tabloid's article.

Affleck also posted a photo on Instagram where he revealed he had completed a 40-day stay at a treatment facility and he is now moving on to "outpatient care." Typically, patients who had relapsed wouldn't transition to the next phase of the program.

In addition, aside from Matt Damon, the publication never mentioned other names who supposedly "abandoned" the actor. Damon also noted to People magazine last month that he will "always be there for Ben." Affleck will also be directing Damon in a true-crime movie, which is about an ex-cop who stole millions of dollars from the McDonald's Monopoly game. Also, both of there are continuing to develop projects through their production company Pearl Street Films.

Furthermore, Affleck and Garner have finalized their divorce just last week. Hence, the idea that she would "take him back" is absurd. For the claim that Garner's "done with him," it can be noted that she actually committed to helping Affleck get sober for the sake of their three children. The two maintained a united front ever since their split three years ago and working together to co-parent their kids. That thing hasn't changed until now.

Meanwhile, the same tabloid reported last month that the actor will be marrying Shauna Sexton in the rehab. "He wants her to be the next Mrs. Affleck as soon as possible. In fact, it wouldn't surprise anyone if he just went ahead and eloped any day now," said the alleged source at that time. However, Affleck and Sexton split shortly after he left the treatment facility.

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