While some actors are outspoken when it comes to controversial matters such as the current story about movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, both actors, George Clooney and Matt Damon in a interview with Good Morning America confessed they were acquainted with the Harvey Weinstein’s sexual behavior towards women—though stated not to the extent to which it is being reported today.
Damon says pal Ben Affleck told him that Weinstein has harassed Gwyneth Paltrow. Clooney reveals Weinstein would brag about his sexual conquests. Though both knew some information, still didn’t say anything particular.
According to Daily Mail UK, when being interviewed Monday morning, both actors confirmed that the accusations about Weinstein being a “bully“and“womanizer“who boast of bedding actress, but they couldn’t possible imagine the level of criminal behavior was happening behind closed doors in hotels.
Damon also admitted that he knew about Weinstein’s sexual harassment toward the first lady of Miramax’ Gwyneth Paltrow just before the actress shot the 1996 film adaptation of Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’ for the studio.
‘I knew the story about Gwyneth from Ben [Affleck] because he was with her after Brad [Pitt] and so I knew that story,’ said Damon.
‘But I was working with Gwyneth and with Harvey on [the 1999 film “The Talented Mr.] Ripley.”
He then added: ‘I never talked to Gwyneth about it but Ben told me that whatever or agreement they had come to there was an understanding … and he treated her incredibly respectfully. Always.’
All of Hollywood was aware of Weinstein’s ways, but top Democrats also knew about this.
Linda Bloodworth Thomason, a confidant of former President Bill Clinton, reveals she issued a warning to top Democrat operatives about the numerous sexual assault and harassment allegations against liberal Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. It was “a warning that evidently (and to the glee of Fox News) fell on deaf ears,” Thomason concedes.
Linda Bloodworth Thomason for The Hollywood Reporter wrote:
One of the best friends I will ever have and a man I love dearly, former President Bill Clinton, has certainly taxed my feminist conscience, but always without diminishing my affection. I even helped write his apology to the nation for his own sexual misconduct, was sitting next to him when he delivered it, and believe to this day it was based on something that was none of our business. And yes, some may call it hypocritical, but I confess to having had no problem warning at least three top-level Democratic operatives against allowing Harvey Weinstein to host political fundraisers. A warning that evidently (and to the glee of Fox News) fell on deaf ears.