Harvey Weinstein: Matt Damon admits Ben Affleck told him of Paltrow harassment

Mom got in on the act Clooney posed for pics with both his wife and his mother-in-law

Mom got in on the act Clooney posed for pics with both his wife and his mother-in-law

The actors were appearing on the morning talk show to promote their latest film, Suburbicon which arrives in theaters on October 27.

In the days following the bombshell report that Weinstein had sexually harassed or assaulted dozens of Hollywood hopefuls over the years, Paltrow shared her own story in an interview with the New York Times, alleging that Weinstein "tried to massage her".

Both Clooney and Damon said that while they were aware Weinstein frequently hit on actresses, they didn't know he was a harasser or abuser. I wouldn't want to be married to the guy.

"And the thing that's good that could come out of this is that women feel safer in talking about these situations, and in doing so, that it makes it much harder for men who would behave like this to do it, [knowing] that they'll get outed. they could lose their job or even go to jail if it goes that far".

He said it was "beyond infuriating" that the disgraced producer had been "out there silencing women like that" and vowed that there "has to be a comeuppance" to prevent this from happening to others.

Waxman got calls from Damon and Russell Crowe personally to tube a story that tied Fabrizio Lombardo, then heading Miramax's Italian unit, to Weinstein's sexual appetite and about a payoff to a woman who had accused Weinstein of non-consensual sexual behavior.

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"When people say "everybody knew" - yeah, I knew he was an a-hole", continued Matt, who made five films with Harvey, his onetime mentor, in the '90s.

However, he already knew about Weinstein's sexual harassment of Paltrow by this time.

Paltrow was one of the first Hollywood actresses to come forward and accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment.

"I knew enough to do more than I did", Tarantino said. "Could you stand up for yourself with Harvey", he said. Ben told me. But I knew that they had come to whatever agreement or understanding that they had come to. "He was intimidating. Miramax was the place, really the place, that was making great stuff in the '90's".

Damon attempted to reiterate this point during the GMA interview before he acknowledged he knew about Weinstein's alleged harassment of Paltrow. "But I was working with Gwyneth and with Harvey you know, on Ripley".

Damon, who stars in the film, said these allegations will prompt "massive systemic change". The actor claimed that if Harvey Weinstein was involved in sexual abuse in public, such as the Golden Globe Awards, or anywhere that Damon would have been a witness, he would have stopped it. "I didn't really trust him, truly, on the grounds that to accept is trust the most exceedingly bad of a few on-screen characters who were companions of mine".

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