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Matt Damon Skewered For Comments About Sexual Misconduct

16 December 2017

In some incidences, though, they actually aided Weinstein in covering things up, as was alleged about Matt Damon in helping to kill a 2004 version of the exposé-something he then vehemently denied, as well as any knowledge of Weinstein's predatory behavior at all. "I don't do deep dives on this, but I did see his statement, which was arresting to me".

"Any human being would have put a stop to that, no matter who he was", Damon told Travers of the rape accusations against Weinstein. I did these things. "Of course, he's a womanizer", Damon continued.

The Oscar victor added, "The Harvey situation is particularly terrible because those women - when you say, "Hey, let's take a meeting in a hotel room" - we auditioned for "Good Will Hunting" in a hotel room".

It's not likely that Damon has done his upcoming film "Downsizing" any favors in the way he spouts off on the various allegations faced by Louis C.K., Al Franken, Kevin Spacey and - hypothetically - Casey Affleck and himself.

Damon said in an ABC interview with Peter Travers that he believed there was a "spectrum" of behavior and that he hoped people could see a difference between "you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation". I did these things.

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Regarding the dozens of allegations made against Weinstein, Damon said, "There are no pictures of that".

Sure, the star has had some movies to promote this fall, but he hasn't served himself or those projects well when he addresses his former collaborator Harvey Weinstein and the sexual harassment crisis that is now upending Hollywood.

But Damon then went on to seemingly use the groping photo as proof that Franken is not such a bad guy, "W$3 hen you talk about Harvey [Weinstein] and what he's accused of, there are no pictures of that". There's no witnesses, there's no pictures, there's no braggadocio - that stuff happened secretly, because it was criminal and he knew it. I know the real story if it's my friend.

And somehow, Matt Damon had even more to say: "I would like to point out, though, that even though it feels like there's this avalanche of men". Weeks later, Damon admitted that he was told Weinstein had harassed Gwyneth Paltrow decades ago but he remained silent.

Damon described it as a "bar-fight stage" that the trend now is to take a punitive approach to all allegations of sexual misconduct, rather than looking at each situation in its own light. I mean, and that wasn't a surprise to anybody. When you hear "Harvey this, Harvey that" - I mean, look at the guy!

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Kevin Spacey was also mentioned, with Damon praising director Ridley Scott for dropping the former House of Cards star from his production All the Money in the World after actor Anthony Rapp accused the star of making sexual advances towards him when he was just 14.

Damon pointed to Louis C.K., who was accused by several women of masturbating in front of them and other misconduct. "None of us came here flawless". He also said, "I knew I wouldn't want him married to anyone close to me".

"I don't care if it costs me $10 million to fight this in court with you for 10 years ― you're not taking my name from me".

I just. I want to flip the table because this is just such bullshit. "You're fucking lying about this, but never talk about this again". Peter's going to go out and talk to the press and run his mouth, and it's going to be overshadowing the opening of this movie. Like you realize women lose roles and have their careers dragged for much-much less right?

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Matt Damon Skewered For Comments About Sexual Misconduct