Matt Damon is singing a different tune about his knowledge of Harvey Weinstein’s sleazy behavior.
After more than a dozen women stepped forward to reveal Weinstein made unwanted advances towards them, Damon was called on to speak against the media mogul.
“Hey @mattdamon what’s it like to be a spineless profiteer who stays silent?” actress Rose McGowan tweeted the actor on Oct. 9. “They knew. They funded. They advised. They covered up. They must be exposed. They must resign.”
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 9, 2017
The following day, Damon told Deadline: “We know this stuff goes on in the world. I did five or six movies with Harvey. I never saw this. This morning, I just feel absolutely sick to my stomach.”
Apparently, Damon wasn’t telling the whole truth.
“I knew the story about Gwyneth from Ben because he was with her after Brad [Pitt], so I knew that story,” Damon said Monday on ABC News. “I never talked to Gwyneth about it, 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. She was, you know, the first lady of Miramax. And he treated her incredibly respectfully.”
Weinstein — who headed Miramax Films before he was fired, relished in his repugnant reputation, said Damon.
“So people say, ‘everybody knew,’ like, yeah I knew,” Damon explained. “I knew he was an [expletive], he was proud of that. That’s how he carried himself. I knew he was a womanizer. I wouldn’t want to be married to the guy. But the criminal sexual predation is not something that I ever thought was going on. Absolutely not.”
Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg also confessed that everyone knew of Weinstein’s disgusting actions but stayed quiet to “reap[ed] the rewards.”