On Monday, actor Matt Damon said he had heard that Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed actress Gwyneth Paltrow before the actress shot the 1996 film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma.
The actor weighed in on the allegations of sexual assault and harassment against the Hollywood producer on the morning show Monday alongside George Clooney.
“I knew the story about Gwyneth from Ben, because he was with her after Brad, so I knew that story,” Damon said. “But I was working with Gwyneth with Harvey on ‘Ripley.’ I never talked to Gwyneth about it. Ben told me.” “I knew that they had come to whatever agreement or understanding that they had come to,” the actor continued. “She had handled it and she was the first lady of Miramax. He treated her incredibly respectfully. Always.”
Damon appeared with actor George Clooney, and both said they knew Weinstein was a “bully” and “womanizer.”
“He didn’t do it out in the open,” Matt Damon told Good Morning America. “If there was ever an event where there was something I was at with Harvey in public and he was doing this thing and I missed it, and there’s some woman who was somehow assaulted and was at the Golden Globes or something and I somehow missed it, then I’m sorry.”