Matt Damon and George Clooney Explain What They Knew About Harvey Weinstein

Kelvin Reese
October 24, 2017

Now both Clooney and Damon, the former of whom directs the latter in the upcoming movie Suburbicon, have appeared on Good Morning America to discuss the matter in detail.

Clooney, who directed and executive produced the crime comedy Suburbicon, attended the premiere with his wife Amal, with whom he shares twin babies Ella and Alexander.

Matt admits he was aware of the unwanted advances Weinstein had reportedly made towards Gwyneth Paltrow, Affleck's ex-girlfriend, in a hotel suite when she was 22, a story she recently detailed in a New York Times article, but claims any tension they may have had in the past was no longer evident when they all worked together on 1999's The Talented Mr. Ripley. Julianne Moore said "What we want to do is empower women to speak out about what's going on and let them know that they're not alone and this is behaviour that should not be acceptable. 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.

"You don't need to have children to think, in terms of how Harvey Weinstein and people treated women, to think how bad that is", Clooney said.

Since allegations first surfaced in the Times, over 40 women - including actresses Lupita Nyong'o, Lea Seydoux and Sean Young - have accused Weinstein of harassment and assault.

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"If we can get to that point, we've actually succeeded and this thing won't just end up being Harvey Weinstein jokes in three months". "And the fact that the story is coming out now and the more it comes out, I want to know all of it".

"I talk with my wife about this and she says that she can find, in her line of work, which is human rights law, there have been plenty of instances where some guy in power has tried to make their move".

Damon insists that he knew nothing of Weinstein's predatory behavior ... "And if there was a newspaper of a website that had this information that investigated it, I'd like to see how much ad money they got from Miramax or from the Weinstein Company". Weinstein maintains all sexual activity was freely given and not coerced.

"[Weinstein] didn't do it out in the open", Damon said of the alleged harassment against women. Weinstein has apologized for past treatment of colleagues but denies allegations of non-consensual sex.

But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) must navigate the town's dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence. You know? If it can happen to someone as powerful as Harvey, it can happen to anybody. "I didn't really trust him, truly, on the grounds that to accept is trust the most exceedingly terrible of a few on-screen characters who were companions of mine".

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