Matt Damon: Hollywood sex scandal encompasses spectrum of behaviour


Damon, 47, has been continually questioned about sexual misconduct in Hollywood as he was a close pal with Weinstein - who put Damon's career on the map by backing his and Ben Affleck's flick "Good Will Hunting".

Of course, plenty of others agreed with her. "Ding dong your opinion is wrong", said one, while another wrote "I would rather Matt Damon refrained from commenting on anything other than that very bad looking movie he's promoting".

In an interview with ABC, Damon called his long-time collaborator Harvey Weinstein - who he reportedly tried to kill an expose on years ago - a "womaniser", before going on to say that sexual misconduct varies.

Milano, 44, responded angrily to Damon's comments in a series of Tweets on Saturday (Dec 16).

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"I think we're in this watershed moment". But he worries that our current "culture of outrage and injury" will lead us to extremes in how we punish certain alleged predators.

"I do believe that there's a spectrum of behavior", Damon said in the interview. On this end of the continuum where you have rape and child molestation or whatever, you know, that's prison. However, it's also likely that some of these true feelings will strike some as tone-deaf and spark more controversy around himself and his future projects.

Damon said he thought young people were getting the signal to deny any claims against them rather than dealing with the reality of the situation, so that their lives don't get ruined, pointing to President Donald Trump as an example of denying allegations.

Moreover, how many horrified women who feel trapped does Louis CK have to masturbate in front of before Damon decides he in fact can not work with that?

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Damon said the misdeeds of Minnesota Sen.

"I mean, look, as I said, all of that behavior needs to be confronted, but there is a continuum. These women are all telling the truth.' And I just remember thinking, 'Well, that's the sign of somebody who - well, we can work with that, '" Damon remarked. The Louis C.K. thing, I don't know all the details. It's like at what point - you know, we're so energized to kind of get retribution, I think. The actor said he would've preferred a Senate Ethics Committee to look into the allegations.

Al Franken groping women and pretending to grab their breasts while they're asleep? "It depends what's going on", Damon said.

"But when you talk about Harvey and what he's accused of, there are no pictures of that", he added. "That was a total business decision by Ridley. Any human being would have put a stop to that, no matter who he was". He admitted he knew that Weinstein was "a womanizer". Everybody knew what kind of guy he was in the sense that if you took a meeting with him, you knew he was tough and he was a bully, and that was his reputation.

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"I start to think maybe most men are learning about sexual harassment & assault?". I think we're adults and we can handle these sorts of stories in an adult way.