Matt Damon’s Ex Minnie Driver, Alyssa Milano Slam Him for Sexual Misconduct Feedback

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Alyssa Milano and Minnie Driver have spoken out in opposition to Matt Damon’s controversial feedback about sexual misconduct, wherein he mentioned that not all allegations ought to be dealt with the identical means.

Damon spoke candidly in an interview with ABC Information’ Peter Travers on Thursday, December 14, and mentioned, “I do imagine that there’s a spectrum of conduct. And we’re going to need to determine — you understand, there’s a distinction between, you understand, patting somebody on the butt and rape or little one molestation, proper? Each of these behaviors have to be confronted and eradicated with out query, however they shouldn’t be conflated, proper?”

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When requested concerning the allegations of sexual assault and harassment made in opposition to Harvey Weinstein he mentioned, “I knew I wouldn’t need him married to anybody near me. However that was the extent of what we knew, you understand? And that wasn’t a shock to anyone. So while you hear, ‘Harvey this, Harvey that,’ I imply, have a look at the man. After all he’s a womanizer.” Damon beforehand labored with the disgraced studio head, 65, on a number of initiatives together with the award-winning movie Good Will Looking.

The Oscar winner, 47, additionally recommended Louis C.Okay. for admitting to his wrongdoings, saying, “The Louis C.Okay. factor, I don’t know all the main points. I don’t do deep dives on this, however I did see his assertion, which [was] form of arresting to me. When he got here out and mentioned, ‘I did this. I did these items. These girls are all telling the reality.’ And I simply bear in mind considering, ‘Properly, that’s the signal of anyone who — properly, we will work with that.’” As beforehand reported, the comic said he was “remorseful” for his actions after 5 girls accused the Emmy winner of sexual harassment, which included dropping his pants and masturbating in entrance of them, in a New York Instances expose.

Milano, 44, took to Twitter on Friday, December 15, and penned an open letter to the Martian star, writing, “Expensive Matt Damon, It’s the micro that makes the macro. We’re in a “tradition of shock” as a result of the magnitude of rage is, in actual fact, overtly outrageous. And it’s righteous.”

“I’ve been a sufferer of every element of the sexual assault spectrum of which you communicate. All of them damage. And they’re all related to a patriarchy intertwined with normalized, accepted–even welcomed– misogyny. We aren’t outraged as a result of somebody grabbed our asses in an image. We’re outraged as a result of we have been made to really feel this was regular. We’re outraged as a result of we have now been gaslighted,” the Mistresses actress continued. “We’re outraged as a result of we have been silenced for therefore lengthy.”

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“There are completely different phases of most cancers. Some extra treatable than others. Nevertheless it’s nonetheless most cancers. Sexual harassment, misconduct, assault and violence is a systemic illness. The tumor is being lower out proper now with no anesthesia,” she added. “Please ship flowers.”

Driver — who dated Damon after they starred in 1997’s Good Will Looking collectively — additionally responded to her ex’s feedback by retweeting a publish that highlighted his feedback, writing, “God God, significantly?”

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Minnie Driver and Matt Damon attend the AFI Profit Premiere of ‘Good Will Looking’ on December 2, 1997. Steve Granitz Archive 1/WireImage

“There are such a lot of males I like who do NOT body the differentiation between sexual misconduct assault and rape as an excuse or worse- our drawback. Such bollocks,” The Governess actress wrote earlier than stating, “Gosh it’s so *attention-grabbing how males with all these opinions about girls’s differentiation between sexual misconduct, assault and rape reveal themselves to be completely tone deaf and in consequence, systemically a part of the issue( *profoundly unsurprising).”

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Driver later tweeted, “You don’t get to be hierarchical with abuse. And also you don’t get to inform girls that as a result of some man solely confirmed them their penis their ache isn’t as nice as a lady who was raped.”

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