Matt Damon Knew About Gwyneth Paltrow's Weinstein Sexual Harassment Story

Matt Damon says he knew Weinstein was a 'womanizer' not a 'predator'

"He was proud of that, you know what I mean?"

"When people say like, 'Everybody knew, ' like, yeah, I knew he was an asshole", Damon told Michael Strahan in the video interview (watch it below). "I didn't really necessarily believe that 'cause to believe that would believe bad things about actresses that I know and like, and I didn't really buy into that", he said.

Moore added that the issue of abuse in Hollywood needs to be tackled on a practical level, saying: "There are some lawyers in NY right now working on eradicating non disclosure agreements in the case of sexual harassment and I think this is absolutely the right way to go". (He worked with Weinstein on 1996's From Dusk Till Dawn, and made his directorial debut, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, with Miramax in 2002, a few years before the Weinstein brothers left to form the Weinstein Company.) "Harvey would talk to me about women that he'd had affairs with", he said. "And [Weinstein] treated her incredibly respectfully, always".

Clooney and Matt Damon - who worked together on the upcoming film "Suburbicon" - sat down together for an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America", where Damon admitted he'd heard about Paltrow's encounter with Weinstein from Ben Affleck.

"If we can get to that point, we've actually succeeded and this thing won't just end up being Harvey Weinstein jokes in three months".

The 56-year-old actor - who has spoken out against his former collaborator Harvey Weinstein amid dozens of sexual misconduct claims against the filmmaker - says he hopes positive changes come now that so many women have come forward with their stories. He said, "And I didn't think they were going to have affairs with Harvey, quite honestly".

Damon added Monday that though it wasn't hard to recognize that Weinstein was difficult to work with right from the get-go, he hadn't realized the extent of the producer's misconduct within the industry. And clearly, they didn't. Be that as it may, the two men having been a major piece of Weinstein's reality, they came all around arranged for those inquiries. "And there's some woman who was somehow assaulted, and it was at the Golden Globes, and I somehow missed it?" he said. When asked about the Weinstein scandal, both actors denied knowing about any longstanding history of "sexual predation", although both acknowledged they'd known the ousted film producer was a "womanizer". "Could you stand up for yourself with Harvey", he said. I think that's a little bit of a surprise to some of us.

The actor said Amal had to tell people to "knock it off". If Waxman was writing about Weinstein in 2004, then Damon had an important piece of information - or at least knew enough to refrain from running interference on a sex scandal at Miramax.

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