Matt Damon Admits He Knew Harvey Weinstein Harassed Gwyneth Paltrow

Matt Damon admitted in an interview on Monday that he knew about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment of Gwyneth Paltrow in the early 1990s and said nothing about it, even as they worked together on the Weinstein-produced The Talented Mr. Ripley. “I knew the story about Gwyneth from Ben [Affleck] because he was with her after Brad [Pitt],” Damon told Good Morning America’s Michael Strahan in a joint interview with his Suburbicon director George Clooney. “I never talked to Gwyneth about it. Ben told me, but I knew that they had come to whatever, you know, agreement or understanding that they had come to, she had handled it. She was, you know, the first lady of Miramax. And he treated her incredibly respectfully always.” Damon, who first worked with Weinstein on his Oscar-winning film Good Will Hunting, added that he knew the producer was an “asshole” and a “womanizer,” but “this level of criminal sexual predation is not something that I ever thought was going on, absolutely not.” Previously, in an interview with The Daily Beast, Clooney called Weinstein’s behavior “indefensible,” adding, “I can tell you that I’ve never seen any of this behavior—ever.”