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Matt Damon Says We Need to Talk More About Men Who Aren't Sexual Predators

Matt Damon Says We Need to Talk More About Men Who Aren't Sexual Predators

Matt Damon thinks we need to pay more attention to all of the Hollywood men who are not involved in sexual misconduct.

The 47-year-old Downsizing actor recently shared more of his thoughts on the sexual harassment claims that have come to light amid the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

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“We’re in this watershed moment, and it’s great, but I think one thing that’s not being talked about is there are a whole s–tload of guys – the preponderance of men I’ve worked with – who don’t do this kind of thing and whose lives aren’t going to be affected,” he told Business Insider.

“If I have to sign a sexual-harassment thing, I don’t care, I’ll sign it,” he added. “I would have signed it before. I don’t do that, and most of the people I know don’t do that.”

When asked if he would back out of a movie if he found out that someone involved in it had been accused of sexual misconduct, Matt replied, “That always went into my thinking. I mean, I wouldn’t want to work with somebody who – life’s too short for that. But the question of if somebody had allegations against them, you know, it would be a case-by-case basis. You go, ‘What’s the story here?’”

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  • Lisa

    He needs to shut up about it. His comments couldn’t be more ignorant.

  • persononhere

    seriously. he is just continuing to dig his hole deeper with every ignorant statement

  • Mander5000

    He’s saying this like these men are doing women a favor by not assaulting them. Jeez dude, really…stop talking.

  • Mrs. Freeze

    I think it’s time for Matt to take a damn seat and shut the fuck up.

  • tom

    Men should be honoured too, not just being put down by women. There are a lot of good men working in Hollywood too.

  • 777

    He wants a reward for not being a sexual predator?
    Also, lol at that last question, the guy is best friends with the Affleck bros, he’s not turning any role down because someone on the set is a sexual predator.

  • Gina

    Just stop talking.

  • Gina

    Just stop talking.

  • Spasmolytic

    It’s annoying when people appoint themselves experts on subjects they can’t truly understand. Now you know how men feel when feminists lecture us on masculinity.

  • cutitout

    Instead of talking about men who are not abusers, we should be talking about the actual protocol that a person should follow if they are harassed or assaulted and educating women and agencies on safety when sending clients out for meetings.

  • Kira2010

    he is so annoying. shut the fuck up

  • Fabian

    You’re close friends with both Ben and Casey Affleck and then you come up with this drivel? Really, Matt? REALLY?

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  • TP1987

    I couldnt agree more. Im sorry but some (not all!) of these women shouldnt have kept quiet so long. Also, who goes to a Hotel room by themselves, take your PA for gods sake! And why have they kept quiet, because they feared they would loose their careers. Well Id rather loose a career than to keep working for scumbags, but they didnt they wanted to carry on in this industry so you live it and be smart but dont come out 20 year later and be proud of yourself. Shpuld be ashamed that they let men like Weinstein carry on for so long. EVERYONE knew so they could have joined forces. Im all for women empowerment but some of these women are just joining in for the chance of more jobs, not the actual cause.

  • goodman

    Name one. We’re all guilty.

  • MavenTJansen

    Give him enough rope…..

  • MavenTJansen

    I know. Give people enough rope, and they’ll hang themselves!

  • suzybel

    His comments get dumber each time he opens his yap.

  • MavenTJansen

    Whatever happened to the words, “Not Now.”

  • MavenTJansen

    And the ones that aren’t don’t have hands.

  • MavenTJansen

    Lol, I was thinking the same thing, “Matt, did Ben put you up to this?”

  • MavenTJansen

    Did Ben (Affleck) Put You To This?

  • Eyes Wide Open

    He couldn’t be more out of touch and needs to leave the conversation. He is the epitome of white privilege. From his thinking that white washing movies was a black person putting on white make-up like black face to his utter ignorance about sexual predators. He’s an idiot. Just go away. It’s simple Matt, you don’t get an award for NOT sexually harassing someone and we need to keep talking about the men who use their power to sexually assault others.

  • MyName

    Not all knew there were others and felt they would be believed. Some had children to support and yes, they could have changed industries, they worry about being able to do something else. There are mind games that go along with it. Business meetings in hotel rooms isn’t uncommon and many times one expects a suite.
    People used to blame the women for how she acted or was dressed and the man was given the ‘boys will be boys’ excuse. The tide is changing and sadly because more men are speaking out, especially big buys like Terry Crews.

  • MyName

    Yes, it isn’t the time to try to defend the decent ones. We know that not all are abusers, thank goodness. He may feel that it’s become a free for all and some, not all, may have been falsely accused. It though is more of an explosion. We’re saying that we’re not going to take it anymore, no more excuses.

  • Will

    That’s right, just his best friend, his brother and so on, other than them he doesn’t know anyone like that.