Published: Sat, December 16, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Alyssa Milano Writes Open Letter to Matt Damon About Sexual Misconduct

Alyssa Milano Writes Open Letter to Matt Damon About Sexual Misconduct

Damon, who previously said he had no idea that Harvey Weinstein was a predator, said he knew he "wouldn't want him married to anyone close to me".

Matt Damon has been heavily criticised after suggesting that the sexual misconduct scandal in Hollywood reveals a "culture of outrage" that has gone too far.

The actor, who's been making the media rounds lately to promote his new film "Downsizing", spoke about the various scandals in Hollywood, politics and other industries during a new interview with film critic Peter Travers.

Damon had said: "We're in this watershed moment and I think it's great. We are in a "culture of outrage" because the magnitude of rage is, in fact, overtly outrageous".

Damon, who worked with Weinstein on his Oscar-winning film "Good Will Hunting", also said that "nobody who made movies for him knew" about the allegations - some of which included rape. Also, we will need to figure - you know, there's a distinction between, you know, applauding somebody on the butt and assault or youngster attack.

Another user wrote, "The problem with responses like the ones Tom Hanks & Matt Damon gave today is that men are taught their opinion is important even if it's about an issue they don't know much about, while women are taught to apologise for their opinions even when they're well versed in the topic".

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? "When he came out and said, 'I did this". I did these things. 'And I just remember thinking, "Well, that's the sign of somebody who - well, we can work with that".

Damon doesn't think that C.K., whom he's never met, will ever do those kinds of things again. "I imagine the price that he's paid at this point is so beyond anything", he said. The Minnesota senator resigned from the US Senate after multiple women accused him of groping and kissing them without their consent. "It depends what's going on", Damon said. "When you hear 'Harvey this, Harvey that'-I mean, look at the guy!"

Damon called Scott's move a "smart" business decision.

"Ten years ago, you made a claim against me and I had a big movie coming out, okay?" There's no braggadocio. That stuff happened secretly, because it was criminal and he knew it. Any human being would have put a stop to that, no matter who he was ... He admitted he knew that Weinstein was "a womanizer".

"The Louis C.K. thing, I don't know all the details", Damon explained. "It's like at what point-you know, we're so energized to kind of get retribution, I think".

Sharing the #MeToo hashtag would help show the world how common sexual assault and harassment are, the actress said at the time. "I know the real story if it's my friend".

The Bourne Identity star began the conversation by insisting it's "wonderful" that women are feeling empowered enough to tell their stories, with Harvey Weinstein and Dustin Hoffman just a few of the men accused of inappropriate behaviour.

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