Hollywood celebrity Matt Damon finally opened up about the sexual scandals swirling around actors, politicians, and media pundits during a much-maligned interview this week; seemingly defending the growing list of sexual predators he’s been associated with for decades.
“I do believe that there’s a spectrum of behavior”
According to media website Vulture, the A-list actor was speaking with Peter Travers when he was pressed on his relationships with Harvey Weinstein, Ben Affleck, and others accused of widespread sexual misconduct.
His response was not what most people expected.
“I do believe that there’s a spectrum of behavior,” said Damon. “And we’re going to have to figure — you know, there’s a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right? Both of those behaviors need to be confronted and eradicated without question, but they shouldn’t be conflated, right?”
Damon went on to defend multiple alleged predators, including comedian Louis CK and disgraced Sen. Al Franken.
“I don’t know Louis C.K.. I’ve never met him. I’m a fan of his, but I don’t imagine he’s going to do those things again. You know what I mean?” asked Damon.
“I personally would have preferred if they had an Ethics Committee investigation, you know what I mean?” said the actor regarding Franken. “It’s like at what point — you know, we’re so energized to kind of get retribution, I think.”
Read the shocking transcript here.
BUSTED: Emails Show CLINTONS SHIELDED Weinstein for Decades
A bombshell report from the New York Times published Wednesday reveals what many had suspected for years; both Bill and Hillary Clinton knew about –and helped conceal- allegations of sexual assault against Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein for decades.
The article, titled “Weinstein’s Complicity Machine,” details the enablers surrounding the studio big-shot, including celebrities as well as prominent political figures; mainly the Clintons.
The author describes the “celebrity shield” that Weinstein had created around himself, noting “Chief among them were Bill and Hillary Clinton.”
“But two prominent women said they warned Mrs. Clinton’s team. In 2016, Lena Dunham, the writer and actress, said she was troubled by the producer’s visible presence during Mrs. Clinton’s presidential run,” the article adds.
Dunham reportedly sent an email to the Clinton campaign ahead of election day, telling staffers that “Harvey’s a rapist” and “it’s going to come out.”
“I just want you to let you know that Harvey’s a rapist and this is going to come out at some point,” the actress told the campaign’s deputy communications director.
Read the full exposé here.
DIRTY MONEY: Brutal RNC Ad Tells Dems to Return 'Dirty' Weinstein Donations
The Republican National Committee released a brutal advertisement on Wednesday, calling on prominent Democrats and liberal lawmakers to return the “dirty money” they received from disgraced Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein for decades.
The ad begins with leading liberal lawmakers like former President Barack Obama and doomed presidential nominee Hillary Clinton slamming “sexists” and “misogynists,” before telling the Democratic leaders to, “Put your money where your mouth is… Return all of the dirty Harvey Weinstein money.”
High-powered studio boss Harvey Weinstein was thrust to national headlines last week after the New York Times published a bombshell report detailing the executive’s decades long history of sexual abuse, assault, and rape.
Weinstein has donated massive amounts of money to Democrat causes for decades, writing large checks to the Clintons, Obamas, and more. The video also features a clip of former First Lady Michelle Obama praising Weinstein, calling him a “wonderful human being.”
“I want to start by thanking Harvey Weinstein,” said Mrs. Obama. “He is a wonderful human being, a good friend, and just a powerhouse.”
Watch the brutal RNC ad above.