Matt Damon on Weinstein: 'I Knew He Was a Womanizer' - NECN

Matt Damon on Weinstein: 'I Knew He Was a Womanizer'



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    (Published Friday, Oct. 20, 2017)

    Matt Damon says despite knowing about Harvey Weinstein being a "womanizer," he did not think the level of "sexual predation," was going on, Damon told Good Morning America on Monday.

    "I knew he was an [expletive]. He was proud of that. That's how he carried himself. And I knew he was a womanizer, you know I wouldn't want to be married to the guy." Damon added, "This level of criminal sexual predation is not something that I ever thought was going on."

    Damon said that Ben Affleck told him about Gwyneth Paltrow's claims of harassment concerning Weinstein, but he never discussed it with the actress. Damon and Paltrow were co-stars in Miramax Films' "The Talented Mr. Ripley" in 1999. Weinstein ran Miramax Films at the time.

    Miramax and Weinstein also helped Boston-area natives Damon and Affleck launch their careers with the film "Good Will Hunting" in 1997.

    Damon appeared on Good Morning America alongside George Clooney to talk about their upcoming film "Suburbicon." 

    Over the past couple of weeks, at least 50 women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct and six of them, including Rose McGowan and Italian star and "xXx" cast member Asia Argento, say he raped him. Weinstein has apologized for past treatment of colleagues but denies allegations of non-consensual sex. 

    Police in Los Angeles, New York and London are investigating several sexual misconduct allegations. Weinstein has not been charged with a crime. The controversy has cost his him job, his marriage and many of his honors.

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