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Matt Damon mounts a defense of Hollywood men who are not sexual predators

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Matt Damon said Monday that the people in Hollywood who are not sexual predators should be talked about more — comments which drew a rebuke from celebrities, just a few days after he was criticized for other statements about the recent allegations of sexual misconduct.

Damon said to Business Insider, while promoting his new film “Downsizing,” that there is a “s—tload of guys” who are not sexual predators that go unnoticed.

“We are at this turning point, and it’s great, but I think that is one thing not talked about is there’s a whole s–tload of boys — and the dominance of the men I’ve worked with — which don’t do this kind of things and whose life will not be affected,” said Damon, Business Insider.

Matt Damon was slammed for his recent comments about the allegations of sexual misconduct in Hollywood.

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He added, “If I have the character of a sexual-harassment thing, I don’t care, I will sign it. I would have signed. I don’t do that, and most of the people I know don’t do that.”

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When he was asked if he would stop a movie when a Hollywood figure to work on the project was accused of sexual misconduct, Damon replied: “I mean, I would not want to work with someone — life is too short for. But the question is if someone had allegations against them, you know, it would be a case-to-case basis. You go, ‘What’s the story here?'”

Several celebrities, including Debra Brass and Rose McGowan, fired back at the 47-year-old actor for his comments.

“Matt Damon – SERIOUSLY? You’re a smart man. A privileged, white man. This is NOT the time to ask for a pat on the back,” Messing tweeted. “How can we NOT celebrate people who are just decent people. Stay on the track, Matt. It’s not about you.”

Matt Damon – SERIOUSLY? You’re a smart man. A privileged, white man. This is NOT the time to ask for a pat on the back. How about we NOT celebrate people who are just decent people. Stay on the track, Matt. It’s not about you. https://t.co/mmdbqAUyP7

— Debra Brass (@DebraMessing) On December 18, 2017

McGowan, who has been vocal about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct, also tweeted: “Matt Damon is close.”

Matt Damon is close AF https://t.co/B9OKeh1WpG

— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) on December 18, 2017

“Matt Damon proves yet again that nothing is more fragile than masculinity,” Cher said. “BTW, one should not need or need applause for a decent human being and not intimidating or assaulting others, Matt Damon.”

BTW, one should not need or need applause for a decent human being and not intimidating or assaulting others, Matt Damon. https://t.co/ut8GGcadac

— Cher (@thecherness) on December 18, 2017

Producer and director Warren Leight also tweeted: “Matt Damon positioning themselves for the remake of Dumb and Dumber.”

Matt Damon positioning themselves for the remake of Dumb and Dumber https://t.co/P0bK3w8i95

— Warren Leight (@warrenleightTV) 19 December 2017

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Damon was also criticized last week after he said in an interview with ABC News’ “Popcorn with Peter Travers” that the different actions should not be placed in the same category.

“There is a difference between, you know, patting someone on the ass and rape or child abuse, right? Both of these behaviors must be addressed and eradicated, without doubt, but they should not be confused, right?” Damon said.

Former co-star and ex-girlfriend Minnie Driver to quickly hit Damon for the note.

“I’ve realized that the majority of men, good men, the men that I love, is there a cut-off in their ability to understand. They simply can’t understand what abuse is, such as, for example, on a daily level,” Driver told The Guardian.

“I honestly think that until we’re on the same page, you can’t tell a woman about their abuse. A man who doesn’t do that. No one can,” she added.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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