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Matt Damon defends Louis CK in tone-deaf interview

Matt Damon defends Louis CK in tone-deaf interview

Driver took to Twitter on Friday to express her dismay with Matt Damon's recent comments to Peter Travers on the topic of Harvey Weinstein and the rash of sexual misconduct allegations sweeping Hollywood.

Of disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein specifically, Damon said, "I knew I wouldn't want him married to anyone close to me".

While talking with the host, Damon said misconduct is an umbrella of a term, with many types of behavior beneath it.

"We're gonna have to correct enough to kind of go, you know, "none of us came here flawless". Instead, they should recognize that it's "wonderful" that women are empowered, as Damon did, and then simply hand the microphone over to those women, because theirs are the voices that need to be heard right now.

"But that was the extent of what we knew. I know the real story if it's my friend".

'It's like at what point - you know, we're so energised to kind of get retribution, I think'.

'None of us came here flawless, ' said Damon.

Damon also acknowledged how Louis C.K. admitted his sexual misconduct, which included masturbating in front of women without their consent.

"When (C.K.) came out and said, 'I did this". I did these things.

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Damon said after he read Louis C.K.'s response to the allegations, he remembered thinking "we can work with that".

There are so many great men and women in the movie business, so many great people ... and these rotten, terrible apples are getting weeded out right now ... 'I personally would have preferred if they had an Ethics Committee investigation, you know what I mean?

He shared his opinion and explained how Franken and Weinstein belong to the different categories, he said, "When you see Al Franken taking a picture putting his hands on that woman's flak jacket and mugging for the camera... that is just like a bad joke, and it's not amusing". "It's wrong, and he shouldn't have done that ..."

"The lawyers would get together, and they do this cost-benefit analysis, and they'd go, 'Oh, this is what it's worth.' And I look at the number and go, 'OK, I'll pay it, but you can never talk about this again".

In the past, Matt said he didn't know anything about Harvey's misconduct, but at a later date, the Good Will Hunting actor revealed that he knew Harvey had made a pass at Gwyneth Paltrow. So they don't belong in the same category. "They would've said absolutely not", Damon said. "You're f-- lying about this, but never talk about this again, '" he added. The Minnesota senator resigned from the US Senate after multiple women accused him of groping and kissing them without their consent. "And he enjoyed that reputation because he was making the best movies out there".

The Oscar victor added, "The Harvey situation is particularly frightful because those women - when you say, "Hey, let's take a meeting in a hotel room" - we auditioned for "Good Will Hunting" in a hotel room".

'And this is the most powerful man in the movie business at the time'.

'Like could you survive a meeting with Harvey. "That stuff happened secretly because it was criminal and he knew it". "There's no braggadocio", Damon said.


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