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

Tomas Mccoy
October 25, 2017

"I knew the story of Gwyneth, from Ben, 'cause he was with her after Brad (Pitt). but I was working with Gwyneth with Harvey on Ripley", he recalled.

"When people say "everybody knew" - yeah, I knew he was an asshole", Damon said.

"When people say everybody knew, yeah, I knew he was an a**hole", Damon said (via EW)."He was proud of that".

What Damon didn't know, which he said in earlier rebukes of the producer, was the "level of criminal sexual predation".

He told Strahan there needs to be a "comeuppance for all of this". He added, "Let's stop having meetings in hotel rooms, you can have it in the restaurant downstairs". "And the fact that the story is coming out now and the more it comes out, I want to know all of it".

Ironically, the two stars gave this interview as part of their promotional tour for Suburbicon, their new film produced by the Coen brothers, directed by Clooney, and starring Damon. Recently, male actors such as Matt Damon and George Clooney have also come forward stating that they were aware of the alleged assaults.

Damon did, however, confirm that he knew Gwyneth Paltrow's story.

The Oscar-winning director had voiced his concern about Hollywood slipping into a "witch-hunt" culture in the aftermath of Harvey Weinstein scandal where multiple women accused the producer of sexual misconduct. I never saw this.

Instead, Clooney and the stars of the film, Matt Damon and Julianne Moore, commented on the ongoing fallout following claims of sexual harrassment in Hollywood. Pitt later confronted Weinstein, who later told Paltrow never to tell anyone else about what happened.

Since the article that was publshed in the New York Times about Weinstein, women all across the country have become more vocal about their encounters with sexual harrassment in the workplace.

"I didn't really think that they were going to have affairs with Harvey, quite honestly", Clooney said. "You're not going to be with them when they have to make a lot of these decisions. This is violating women, this is assault, this is silencing women". He also said that men who sexually harass people should know that it won't be tolerated and that they "will be outed". "Right now I feel like my kids are innocent and don't have to deal with this stuff and I'm certainly concerned that at some point we'll all have to address it together".

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