In October, Damon was accused by journalist Sharon Waxman of serving to to “intestine” a narrative linked to Harvey Weinstein in 2004.
Damon admitted that he known as Waxman on the request of Weinstein, however stated he did not know the subject of the story centered on sexual assault by the producer.
Damon additionally took warmth for feedback about with the ability to be extra empathetic when it got here to sexual misconduct as a result of he was now a father.
“Look, even earlier than I used to be well-known, I didn’t abide this type of habits,” Damon stated. “However now, as the daddy of 4 daughters, that is the form of sexual predation that retains me up at night time.”
Damon continued to attract the ire of many individuals on-line when he commented on the “spectrum” of reprehensible habits.
“And we’re going to must determine — you recognize, there’s a distinction between, you recognize, patting somebody on the butt and rape or youngster molestation, proper? Each of these behaviors must be confronted and eradicated with out query, however they shouldn’t be conflated, proper?”
The actor was subsequently subtweeted by his former accomplice and costar Minnie Driver who stated, “It’s so attention-grabbing how males with all these opinions about girls’s differentiation between sexual misconduct, assault and rape reveal themselves to be totally tone deaf and consequently, systemically a part of the issue.”