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Minnie Driver Slams Her Ex Matt Damon's New Comments on Sexual Misconduct

Minnie Driver Slams Her Ex Matt Damon's New Comments on Sexual Misconduct

Minnie Driver is speaking out in response to Matt Damon‘s latest comments about sexual misconduct in Hollywood.

The two actors worked together on the Oscar-winning movie Good Will Hunting and they also dated for a year back in the late 90s.

In a new interview with ABC News, Matt said, “I think it’s wonderful that women are feeling empowered to tell their stories and it’s totally necessary… I do believe there’s a spectrum of behavior… There’s a difference between 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.”

“God God, SERIOUSLY?” Minnie tweeted along with a link to the article.

Click inside to read all of her tweets on the subject…

Read the rest of her tweets below.

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  • 777

    He said more than that. He said that what Franken did was just a bad joke. He also said that Rape and child molestation is criminal, everything else is just morally wrong. No, sexual assault is also a crime.
    There is a spectrum of behavior, but labelling everything that isn’t rape as a bad joke is enabling the molesters, and just plain stupid.

  • ugh

    thank you

  • cafeast

    Why are this guy and his vile disgusting BFF still considered Hwood moviestars & heavyweights?
    Between the two of them, they have more critical and commercial failures than any other Hwood duo. They are minimally talented, only good at kissing ass, and continue to embarrass themselves only to follow it w/ lame apologies like little bitches.
    Can’t we find some other vacuous tall guy with brown hair and short garden gnome-looking guy w/ shit blond hair to replace these imbeciles that are younger, hotter, more talented, and do not f- actually the nanny behind their wives’ back?

  • Amber

    Well said.

  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    We thought Matt Damon was the good guy. Turns out, he was just the quiet one.

  • Vanity

    He is part of the problem, like most men because this is the way they think.

  • Shlomo Teittleman

    Damon is a creep

  • rosaryblue

    There definitely is a spectrum. A joke is a joke. Bad jokes exist, menacing jokes exist too. But jokes can heighten into harassment. Jokes are not rape and people need to keep the difference separate. I know this and I’m open to hearing public commentary on it but just not from Matt Damon. Whose bestie is Ben and Harvey.

  • Sansa Squad

    Sara Schaefer said it best when she tweeted: “This whole ‘don’t conflate rape with casual harassment’ convo is predicated on the idea that women are so fucking simple that we don’t know the difference. Stop talking and listen to us.” Anyone drawing these distinctions is completely missing the point, and, as Minnie points out here, is systemically part of the problem. Misconduct on ANY “level” fosters and feeds a larger culture that enables predators and silences victims. So STFU and listen to women, Matt Damon.

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  • MyName

    Men too have been abused.

  • MyName

    This isn’t the time to talk about comparisons. All inappropriate touching is wrong and that’s what should be said and understood. There are degrees in the legal system but even verbal can be sexual abuse.

    If you’re in a position of power over another then don’t even ask them for a date, go elsewhere. A legitimate pass shouldn’t make someone feel uncomfortable nor that there may be consequences if they pass on the pass.

    MD has been friends with HW and it can be difficult to see someone you know as others do. MD is remembering his pal but shouldn’t, even subconsciously, try to minimize any of it.

  • Sansa Squad

    I know.

  • MyName

    I figured you knew but you had posted for MD to “STFU and listen to women”. It isn’t all about women nor silencing anyone.
    Silence and the minimizing has been going on too long. Things like this open up the discussion even more.

  • Sansa Squad

    Again, I know. But I think one of the fundamental problems in this whole situation is that men like Matt Damon are still not listening to *women* specifically. Because, generally speaking, this happens to women more frequently than it does to men, it’s a gendered conversation. It shouldn’t be, but it is, and therein lies the problem… Obviously, men can be (and are) victims too but the sexism – covert and otherwise – inherently at play continues to undermine the whole conversation. He should listen to men too, obviously, but when it comes to these condescending “there’s a difference between harassment and rape” talking points, it feels coded/aimed at women.

  • MyName

    Your reply just seems like you’re defending your previous comment, sort of putting a spin on it.
    The bottom line is that this topic isn’t all about women and no one should shut up about it.
    We both know and so do others.

  • Sansa Squad

    And your replies seem like you just want to lecture me, which is why I “spun” what I said the way I did. I don’t have the energy to engage on this any further, especially when we’re (I think) both on the same side, but I get where you’re coming from and I hope you get where I’m coming from too.

  • MyName

    So it’s tit for tat.
    I figured your first post to have been an oversight because you were caught up in the moment because you deeply care about the subject. I have noticed other posts of yours.
    I was clarifying what too many overlook, that’s it’s not a sexist issue.