Hollywood celebrity Matt Damon finally opened up about the sexual scandals swirling around actors, politicians, and media pundits during a much-maligned interview this week; seemingly defending the growing list of sexual predators he’s been associated with for decades.
“I do believe that there’s a spectrum of behavior”
According to media website Vulture, the A-list actor was speaking with Peter Travers when he was pressed on his relationships with Harvey Weinstein, Ben Affleck, and others accused of widespread sexual misconduct.
His response was not what most people expected.
“I do believe that there’s a spectrum of behavior,” said Damon. “And we’re going to have to figure — you know, there’s a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right? Both of those behaviors need to be confronted and eradicated without question, but they shouldn’t be conflated, right?”
Damon went on to defend multiple alleged predators, including comedian Louis CK and disgraced Sen. Al Franken.
“I don’t know Louis C.K.. I’ve never met him. I’m a fan of his, but I don’t imagine he’s going to do those things again. You know what I mean?” asked Damon.
“I personally would have preferred if they had an Ethics Committee investigation, you know what I mean?” said the actor regarding Franken. “It’s like at what point — you know, we’re so energized to kind of get retribution, I think.”
Read the shocking transcript here.