"We're in this watershed moment".
Matt Damon has spoken out once more on the sexual misconduct scandal engulfing Hollywood, despite previously facing a backlash from actresses including Rose McGowan and ex-girlfriend Minnie Driver.
This time, the Oscar-winning star has claimed that there needs to be greater attention paid to the men in Hollywood who aren’t facing historic claims of sexual assault.
“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——- 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”, the actor told Business Insider.
The actor, who previously collaborated with Harvey Weinstein on Good Will Hunting, admitted that he would also consider working with someone accused of sexual misconduct on a “case-by-case basis”.
“I mean, I wouldn’t want to work with somebody who – life’s too short for that”, he admitted.
“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?'”
The latest comments come after actresses including Alyssa Milano and Minnie Driver criticised Damon for claiming that there was an entire “spectrum” of inappropriate behaviour.
Appearing on ABC News last week ,the actor said he thought it was “wonderful that women are feeling empowered to tell their stories and it’s totally necessary”, but went on to say that there’s a “spectrum” of inappropriate behaviour: “There’s a difference between patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right?”
Responding to the comments, Minnie Driver wrote on Twitter: “Gosh it’s so *interesting how men with all these opinions about women’s differentiation between sexual misconduct, assault and rape reveal themselves to be utterly tone deaf and as a result, systemically part of the problem( *profoundly unsurprising).”