Vastavam web: Matt Damon has denied that he helped kill a 2004 New York Times expose on Harvey Weinstein’s alleged history of sexual abuse.Weinstein’s downfall has been swift since the New York Times article exposed decades of alleged sexual abuse by Weinstein.Waxman said her piece revolved around an executive at the Italian branch of Miramax who had supposedly been paid just to facilitate Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct.
NYT has already issued a rebuttal to Waxman’s account and now Damon too has spoken out.Damon, in an interview to Deadline, said Weinstein had asked him to call Waxman to vouch for Fabrizio Lombardo, who ran Miramax’s Italian office, the distribution company for Weinstein, and Damon agreed to call the reporter.”Harvey said, Sharon Waxman is writing a story about Fabrizio and it’s really negative. Can you just call and tell her what your experience with Fabrizio was. So I did, and that’s what I said to her. It didn’t even make the piece that she wrote.
“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.” Acknowledging the closed-doors “predation” that takes place in Hollywood, Damon said, “If there was ever an event that I was at and Harvey was doing this kind of thing and I didn’t see it, then I am so deeply sorry, because I would have stopped it.