As the dominoes surrounding Harvey Weinstein’s years of sexual misconduct continue to fall, Hollywood’s leading men are under sharp scrutiny for their responses.
Matt Damon, who essentially owes his career to Weinstein for bringing his feature debut Good Will Hunting to life — and then the Oscar stage — responded Tuesday to a report that he helped the producer kill a New York Times story that included sexual misconduct allegations in 2004.
Weinstein’s impropriety was an open secret in Hollywood, but was finally blown open by reports in the New York Times and New Yorker. In the middle of the fallout, The Wrap Editor-in-Chief Sharon Waxman reported that when she was a Times writer in 2004, Damon called her on behalf of Weinstein to help get a story killed. Read more…
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