A-list celebrity Matt Damon found himself in hot-water again Tuesday, doubling-down on previous comments and saying “men in Hollywood” need to be defended; adding that there’s a “s***load of guys who don’t do this kind of thing.”
The Hollywood celebrity raised eyebrows again this week, wading back into the national dialogue regarding powerful men and widespread accusations of sexual abuse just days after making other controversial statements.
“We’re in this watershed moment, and it’s great, but I think one thing that’s not being talked about is there are a whole s–tload of guys — the preponderance of men I’ve worked with — who don’t do this kind of thing and whose lives aren’t going to be affected,” Damon told Business Insider.
In the same interview, Damon was pressed over whether he’d quit an acting gig if producers, directors, or co-workers associated with the project were accused of sexual misconduct.
“I mean, I wouldn’t want to work with somebody who — life’s too short for that. But the question of if somebody had allegations against them, you know, it would be a case-by-case basis. You go, ‘What’s the story here?'”
Damon was roundly criticized by fellow celebrities and politicians last week after he seemingly defended men accused of sexual assault -such as comedian Louis CK and Al Franken- saying there’s a “spectrum” of different types of abuse.