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George Clooney reveals wife Amal has experienced sexual harassment

George Clooney reveals wife Amal has experienced sexual harassment

Many big Hollywood names have reacted to the news of Harvey Weinstein's alleged serial sexual misconduct with shock and horror, claiming they had no knowledge of the decades of harassment and assault, including rape, claimed by the producer's many accusers.

The actors were appearing on the morning talk show to promote their latest film, Suburbicon which arrives in theaters on October 27.

Clooney, who directed and executive produced the crime comedy Suburbicon, attended the premiere with his wife Amal, with whom he shares twin babies Ella and Alexander.

"I knew the story about Gwyneth from Ben", Damon continued, referring to Gwyneth Paltrow, who recently came forward with allegations of sexual harassment against Weinstein. I knew he was a womanizer. You know, I wouldn't want to be married to the guy. "I didn't really think that they were going to have affairs with Harvey, quite honestly", he said.

Just how much did "everyone know" in Hollywood about Harvey Weinstein? "If there was an event with Harvey, and he was doing this kind of thing and I missed it, and there were some women who was assaulted, at the Golden Globes or something like that, and I somehow missed it, then I'm sorry". "I never talked to Gwyneth about it, Ben told me".

Damon added that he believes Weinstein never engaged in sexually inappropriate behavior while in public, and also apologized if he had missed any blatant evidence of wrongdoing. Weinstein maintains all sexual activity was freely given and not coerced. "I knew he was an a-hole, he was proud of that".

"I knew the story about Gwyneth from Ben because he was with her after [her relationship with] Brad [Pitt]".

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As previously reported, Paltrow, 45, told The New York Times earlier this month that Weinstein, 65, invited her to his hotel suite in 1996 for a work meeting that allegedly ended with him asking for a massage.

Weinstein, 65, has denied any claims of non-consensual sex, but has previously apologized for other inappropriate behavior from his past, and is now seeking professional help for psychological issues in Arizona. "I am not the story here", he said.

But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) must navigate the town's dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence.

"Harvey would talk about women that he'd, you know, gone out with".

"Social media has been great in the sense that these really courageous women stepped up first and took that chance and made their voices heard", said Damon.

Damon and Affleck have both come under fire for their close ties to Weinstein in the fallout of the scandal.

"People who worked for him were, like, "I'm coming to make good movies".


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