#MeToo Women, Please Follow The “Matt Damon Harassment Spectrum” When Addressing Claims!
“I think it’s wonderful that women are feeling empowered to tell their stories, and it’s totally necessary … I do believe that there’s a spectrum of behavior, right? And we’re going to have to figure — you know, there’s a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right? Both of those behaviors need to be confronted and eradicated without question, but they shouldn’t be conflated, right?” [Matt Damon via ABC News]
Not sure how many of you watched Matt Damon’s interview on ABC News’ “Popcorn With Peter Travers” during which he was forced do a reluctant yet deep reflection on society post-Harvey Weinstein. Matt obviously had his talking points down because he made sure to score with all parties involved—from the countless assaulted women who have come forward with painful stories to seemingly awkward, supportive and somewhat apologetic comments toward the group of men who didn’t commit Weinstein-level crimes to finally spotlighting the 99% of actors in the entertainment biz who are downright great people (way to use statistics, Matt!)!
Once you finish watching the clip, you’re left a little confused wondering what exactly Matt Damon feels about the entire ordeal aside from the fact that he seems to be slightly pissed, bitter and wants things to blow over ASAP! If anything, he’s taking what appears to be a self-serving approach and isn’t shameful to imply that he was perfectly alright with the status quo prior to the Harvey Weinstein shit-storm only because it wasn’t really effecting Matt Damon Inc. or anyone directly linked to him. For a man who has four daughters living in Hollywood, I expected far more empathy.
He ended the interview in character from his famous Jason Bourne films. Matt stated that if anyone attempted to drag his name through the muddy waters of social scrutiny, he would fight them in court regardless of costs, saying, “I don’t care if it costs $10 million to fight this in court with you for 10 years, you are not taking my name from me. You are not taking my name and my reputation from me. I’ve worked too hard for it. And I earned it. You can’t just blow me up like that.”
It seems like somebody already has a plan of attack for potential #MeToo missiles directed toward him or maybe he’s secretly talking to one of his prospective accusers thinking of coming forward? Needless to say, his aggressive tone made me scratch my head, just like the rest of the interview.