Ben Affleck appears to have returned to a residential rehab facility as he continues to battle through his struggle with alcohol addiction.
The Oscar-winner was filmed looking ‘disorientated and stumbling’ at a treatment centre in Los Angeles on Thursday.
The Batman actor was seen with two women as he left the rehab facility for a visit to a Buddhist centre and returned with the same women just before 9:30pm.
Affleck has previously chaperoned by hired sober coaches in his determined bid to stay sober.
However, in the video clip, the Justice League star can be seen being supported by one woman. According to reports, the woman removed Affleck’s arm from her shoulder when she noticed photographers.
It is not known whether these women are his hired sober coaches.
The actor has been attending a rehab centre for daily out-patient sessions over the last few months after he revealed in March that he had finished treatment for alcohol addiction and substance abuse.
A source told DailyMail.com that after visiting the Buddist centre, 45-year-old Affleck made his curfew in time.
‘When he came out he had his arm around the girl and they rode in his car together,’ said the source..
Ben has recently been embroiled in the sexual abuse scandal that has riddled Hollywood as Hilarie Burton accused the star of inappropriately touching her breasts during an interview.
And ex-wife Jennifer Garner is reportedly ‘heartbroken’ after he was then forced to apologise for groping the actress in 2003.
Garner shares three children (Violet, 11, Seraphina, eight, and Sam, five) with her ex-husband Ben, and the couple ended their relationship in 2015 after 10 years of marriage.
Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Ben Affleck for a comment
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