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Julianna Margulies Defends Matt Damon Following Backlash Over #MeToo Comments

Julianna Margulies Defends Matt Damon Following Backlash Over #MeToo Comments

Julia Margulies is speaking out in defense of Matt Damon.

Following the backlash the actor received for his thoughts on sexual misconduct and #MeToo, the Good Wife actress is speaking out about the controversy.

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“I didn’t think that was right. I understood what he was saying. He was completely compassionate about what was going with people who are raping, but it’s not the same as what’s going on with people who are joking around on a set,” she told Katie Couric in a podcast episode on Thursday (May 24).

“You have to differentiate between what’s acceptable and what’s not acceptable. The dialogue has been opened, finally, after all these years. The reason the pendulum swung so far was that women, it’s been bubbling under the surface and this tiny little opening happened, and we all just ran out of that one ripped seam.”

“I think what’s important to remember is that there is also women who abuse their power. This whole movement, I feel, has been bubbling under the surface for years … It’s just the beginning.”

For more, listen to the full podcast.

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  • Andrew Durden

    So if you don’t get raped, groped, or molested just shut up? Thanks Julianna

  • 777

    “I think what’s important to remember is that there is also women who abuse their power.״ She should know, she abused her power on the Good Wife. Just ask Archie Panjabi.

  • Sansa Squad

    ah yes, what’s important to remember right now is that “women are bad too so leave these poor men alone!” NO julianna, what’s most important is that victims – male AND female – are heard and believed and respected, and that haughty know-it-alls like you and matt damon keep your mouths shut for ONCE and let other people share their experiences. the arrogance of these people to insert themselves into the narrative continuously when they’re not saying anything new or useful or productive would be astounding if it weren’t so freakin’ predictable.