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Matt Damon Denies Squashing 2004 Story On Harvey Weinstein's Sexual Misconduct

Matt Damon Denies Squashing 2004 Story On Harvey Weinstein's Sexual Misconduct”

"As I recall, her piece just said that Russell [Crowe] and I had called and relayed our experience with Fabrizio", he said. "It didn't even make the piece that she wrote", Damon said in an inter whew with Deadline Tuesday. I never saw this. We vouch for each other, all the time, and it didn't even make her article.

After the Times reported that Weinstein had allegedly reached financial settlements with at least eight women after they accused him of harassment and assault, he and several of his company's executives and board members have resigned. "So I did, and that's what I said to her", he said. "The additional allegations of assault that I read this morning made me sick".

According to Rutenberg, Weinstein spent 30 years enjoying the power "to mint stars, to launch careers, to feed the ever-famished content beast" because he produced quality films that won awards and made a whole lot of money for a lot of people. Matt Damon has come forward to discuss reports that he helped cover up a story about Weinstein years ago. The story was supposedly gutted to remove any mention of sexual misconduct after associates of the Hollywood executive, reportedly including Damon and Russell Crowe, called to vouch for Lombardo at the behest of Weinstein. On Sunday, Weinstein was sacked from his job at the Weinstein Company, a film production house he co-founded with his brother.

His spokeswoman Sallie Hofmeister added that Weinstein "has begun counseling, has listened to the community and is pursuing a better path" with the hope that one day he's given "a second chance". Affleck tweeted earlier Tuesday that he's sickened by the news of sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein.

Former New York Times reporter Sharon Waxman claimed in a report published by The Wrap on Sunday, October 8, that she investigated a story about Weinstein's alleged behavior for the newspaper in 2004.

Matt Damon has responded to accusations that he helped stop the New York Times from running a piece on Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct back in 2004, saying "it's not something I would do, for anybody". At the time, she was a new reporter for the paper and given the green light to look into the oft-repeated sexual misconduct allegations. "I would never, ever, ever try to kill a story like that. Then u wonder why its taken so long". Jessica Chastain wrote on Twitter, "This is heart shattering".

The actor has worked with Weinstein on a number of movies, and said not everyone was aware of Weinstein's actions, including himself.

Clooney told the Daily Beast that the rumors he heard about involved stories about certain actresses sleeping with Weinstein to get a role. "The story is these women and what happened to them".

"A lot of people are doing the "you had to know" thing right now, and yes, if you're asking if I knew that someone who was very powerful had a tendency to hit on young, lovely women, sure".

He said he didn't think people were necessarily "looking the other way".



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