“As the father of 25 daughters, I’m starting to think women might actually be people.”
As Hollywood has been rocked by the allegations of sexual assault against producer Harvey Weinstein, many actors have also come under fire. One is Matt Damon, who was accused by a female journalist of killing off a story she was working on about Weinstein.
The reporter, Sharon Waxman, wrote that her story was sanitized due to connections between Weinstein and the New York Times, where she was attempting to publish her piece.
Her story was to be about Fabrizio Lombardo, who was rumored to be a “procurer of women” for Weinstein.
“After intense pressure from Weinstein, which included having Matt Damon and Russell Crowe call me directly to vouch for Lombardo and unknown discussions well above my head at the Times, the story was gutted,” she wrote.
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Damon responded to the accusation in Deadline, saying he made the call, but didn’t know the story was about sexual assault. Waxman later backed him up on his claim.
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