Matt Damon, George Clooney say they didn't know the extent of Harvey Weinstein's behavior
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- In an interview with Good Morning America, Matt Damon and George Clooney gave their takes on the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal that has plagued the Hollywood producer for weeks.
Damon said he was aware of Gwyneth Paltrow's ordeal with Weinstein after he was told of what happened by Ben Affleck.
"I knew the story about Gwyneth from Ben (Affleck) because he was with her after Brad (Pitt) and so I knew that story," Damon said. "I never talked to Gwyneth about it but Ben told me that whatever or agreement they had come to there was an understanding....and he treated her incredibly respectfully. Always."
The Daily Mail reports that Damon's statement may put Affleck in deeper trouble because it contradicts with Affleck's original statement. After the allegations were revealed, Affleck said, "I am saddened and angry that a man who I worked with used his position of power to intimidate, sexually harass and manipulate many women over decades."
Clooney said that Weinstein would boast about the number of women he slept with but he never actually believed what he said.
"Harvey would talk to me about women that he had had affairs with," Clooney said. "I didn't necessarily believe him quite honestly, because to believe him would be to believe the worst of some actresses who were friends of mine, and I didn't really think that they had affairs with Harvey - and clearly they didn't."
Clooney was extremely disgusted by the effect Weinstein had on other women in the entertainment industry.
"The idea that this predator, this assaulter was out there silencing women like that, it's beyond infuriating. And the fact that the story is coming out now and the more it comes out, I want to know all of it."