(From The New York Post)
“Whoever had that story and didn’t write it should be responsible,” Clooney said. “I want to know what kind of ad dollars were spent from the Weinstein Company and Miramax . . . I’m furious . . . I want to know who knew.”
Aside from the well-documented attempts by many media outlets to break this story over three decades, maybe Clooney need look no further than his friend Matt Damon. In 2004, apparently at Weinstein’s behest, Damon reportedly called a New York Times reporter to shut down an exposé about the mogul’s sexual predation. (Damon has denied knowing anything about the story’s content.)
In his initial statement two weeks ago, Damon expressed complete surprise. “This morning, I just feel absolutely sick to my stomach,” he told Deadline. “We know this stuff goes on in the world. I did five or six movies with Harvey. I never saw this.”
Note the clever wording: “I never saw this.” It’s almost Clintonian. Of course, Damon never saw anything — sexual assaults and rapes don’t generally occur in public.