Matt Damon Admits He Knew Harvey Weinstein Sexually Harassed Gwyneth Paltrow

'Suburbicon' Stars Weigh In On Weinstein Scandal

Actor Matt Damon attends a news conference to promote the film "Suburbicon" at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto, Canada, September 10, 2017.

"I knew the story about Gwyneth from Ben", Damon continued, referring to Gwyneth Paltrow, who recently came forward with allegations of sexual harassment against Weinstein.

"To me, the message is somebody as powerful as Harvey can be brought down", said Damon. "But this level of criminal sexual predation is not something that I ever thought was going on", he told "Good Morning America"'s Michael Strahan.

George Clooney said it was beyond infuriating that Harvey Weinstein was silencing women, but thinks the scandal will finally shut down the infamous casting couch.If Hollywood reacts in the right way.

"I really do believe there is going to be major change".

Clooney noted that he similarly had an inkling of Weinstein's alleged behavior around women based on conversations he had with the mogul.

His comments come after more than 40 women came forward to accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment or sexual assault, with the allegations spanning decades.

"I knew the story about Gwyneth from Ben because he was with her after Brad [Pitt]", Damon said. I think we have to get to the point where women feel safe to talk about this, where they feel believed and the men that do this don't feel safe.

Damon originally said he was unaware of Weinstein's impropriety in an interview with Deadline, which was published on October 10.

Sexual harassment is, of course, not limited to Hollywood, and many have been sharing their experiences in other areas as well. "I wouldn't want to be married to the guy, but it's not my business", Damon said, explaining his thinking back then. He recognized he "knew the account of Gwyneth" Paltrow from Ben Affleck, however never had talked about specifically with her, saying they seemed to have "go to whatever understanding they had come to" and that "she took care of it and was the First Lady of Miramax and he treated her inconceivably consciously". "But I was working with Gwyneth and Harvey on Ripley".

"My wife is a very smart, very together, very accomplished human rights lawyer and she said, "There have been times in my life, in the law community, [that] I had to tell someone to knock it off, ' so it happens everywhere", George told Extra".

Matt Damon was previously criticized after a report stated that he helped kill a New York Times expose on Harvey Weinstein's abuse.

Earlier in the interview, Damon mentioned that Weinstein's reputation for strong-arming those in the industry was well-known. "And it was like, 'Could you survive Harvey?'". I didn't work with him after that.

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