A-list celebrity and Hollywood celebrity Matt Damon admitted this week that he had heard at least “one accusation” against disgraced studio executive Harvey Weinstein, but chose to remain silent.
According to Fox News, Damon had previously asserted that he “never saw” any questionable behavior relating to the Hollywood big shot, but now admits he knew allegations made by actress Gwyneth Paltrow regarding his ‘Good Will Hunting’ producer.
“I knew the story about Gwyneth from Ben [Affleck] because he was with her after Brad [Pitt], so I knew that story,” Damon said Monday. “I never talked to Gwyneth about it, Ben told me. But I knew that they had come to whatever, you know, agreement or understanding that they had come to, she had handled it. She was, you know, the first lady of Miramax. And he treated her incredibly respectfully.”
“So people say, ‘everybody knew,’ like, yeah I knew,” Damon admitted. “I knew he was an a**hole, he was proud of that. That’s how he carried himself. I knew he was a womanizer. I wouldn’t want to be married to the guy.”
Damon’s comments come nearly two weeks after he told reporters he “never saw” that type of behavior, adding “I did five or six movies with Harvey. I never saw this. I think a lot of actors have come out and said, everybody’s saying we all knew. That’s not true. This type of predation happens behind closed doors, and out of public view.”