Matt Damon: I Knew Weinstein Was a Womanizer and an ‘Asshole,’ Didn’t Know He Was a Predator


Matt Damon and George Clooney appeared on Good Morning America this morning to talk about their new film, but the actors also addressed Harvey Weinstein and what they knew (or rather, didn’t know) about his behavior.

Damon opened up to Michael Strahan about his history with Weinstein and said everyone knew he was a “bully.”

“I knew he was an asshole. He was proud of that. That’s how he carried himself,” Damon said. “I knew he was a womanizer…but this level of criminal sexual predation is not something that I ever thought was going on.”

He did reveal he was aware that Weinstein had harassed Gwyneth Paltrow, who came forward with her story to The New York Times just a few weeks ago.

Clooney, meanwhile, said Weinstein had boasted to him about having affairs with actresses and he tended not to believe him, but added, “The idea that this predator, this assaulter was out there silencing women like that — it’s beyond infuriating.”

He told Strahan there needs to be a “comeuppance for all of this.”

Watch above, via ABC.

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