George Clooney says wife Amal has been sexually harassed during law career

Oscar Cross
October 24, 2017

Matt Damon says despite knowing about Harvey Weinstein being a "womanizer", he did not think the level of "sexual predation", was going on, Damon told Good Morning America on Monday.

The Oscar-winner said that problems of sexual assault and abuse aren't just confined to the film industry, telling ET while promoting new movie Suburbicon: "She's [Amal] faced those exact kinds of situations in law".

Both Clooney and Damon said that while they were aware Weinstein frequently hit on actresses, they didn't know he was a harasser or abuser. "You only had to spend five minutes with Harvey Weinstein to know he was a bully; he was intimidating".

Moore added that the issue of abuse in Hollywood needs to be tackled on a practical level, saying: "There are some lawyers in NY right now working on eradicating non disclosure agreements in the case of sexual harassment and I think this is absolutely the right way to go".

George Clooney, who has also worked with Weinstein, joined Damon in the GMA interview and said he didn't believe Weinstein when he used to boast about his affairs with actresses.

"I didn't really think that they were going have affairs with Harvey, quite honestly".

The 56-year-old actor - who has spoken out against his former collaborator Harvey Weinstein amid dozens of sexual misconduct claims against the filmmaker - says he hopes positive changes come now that so many women have come forward with their stories.


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Damon and Paltrow co-starred in Weinstein's "The Talented Ripley" in 1999.

Weinstein has been blamed for sexually irritating, attacking or assaulting more than 40 ladies; police have propelled examinations in London, New York City and Los Angeles; he as of now has been ousted from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and procedures have started to show him out of the TV Academy and the Producers Guild.

"That was his legend; that was his whole M.O.: Could you survive a meeting with Harvey?". "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".

Matt Damon defended his time working with Harvey Weinstein by echoing what many have recently said. "I am not the story here", he said.

Weinstein, 65, has denied any claims of non-consensual sex, but has previously apologized for other inappropriate behavior from his past, and is now seeking professional help for psychological issues in Arizona.

"I knew he was an asshole". I didn't work with him after that.

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