Affleck’s Rep Dismisses Poker Loss Claims

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July 7, 2011 | 7:35am EST

A representative for Ben Affleck has denied allegations the actor lost hundreds of thousands of dollars to a Hollywood poker ring, branding the reports “complete garbage”.
Spider-Man actor Tobey Maguire recently hit headlines after he was sued for allegedly taking more than $300,000 in winnings from bankrupt hedge fund manager Bradley Ruderman, who has been jailed for operating a fraudulent Ponzi scheme.

Maguire was allegedly involved in an illicit poker circuit and rumors suggested fellow actor Affleck was also among those who had taken part in games. However, a spokesman for the Pearl Harbor star has vehemently denied stories that Affleck lost thousands of dollars and still owes a massive $372,00 to Ron Meyer, president of Universal Pictures. Meyer’s daughter, Jennifer, is married to Maguire.

Affleck’s rep tell the story is “complete garbage,” adding, “(It is) made up and lacking any real sources.”