Matt Damon under fire again for sexual misconduct comments

Matt Damon has been criticised for appearing to claim men should get credit for not being sexual predators.

The Oscar winner previously came under fire last week for claiming there should be a 'spectrum' of abuse, which prompted a backlash from many high-profile women.

He told Business Insider: "We're in this watershed moment, and it's great, but I think one thing that's not being talked about is there are a whole s*** load of guys - the preponderance of men I've worked with - who don't do this kind of thing and whose lives aren't going to be affected."


Actress Rose McGowan, who accused disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein of raping her, wrote on Twitter: "Matt Damon is dense AF."

Will & Grace star Debra Messing tweeted her disappointment in his latest comments: "Matt Damon- SERIOUSLY? You are 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 men who are simply decent human beings. Stay on track, Matt. It's not about you."

Last week, Damon told ABC News: "You know, there's a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right? Both of those behaviours need to be confronted and eradicated without question, but they shouldn't be conflated, right?"

Actress Alyssa Milano, who popularised the recent #MeToo movement on social media, tweeted in response: "I have been a victim of each component of the sexual assault spectrum of which you speak. They all hurt. And they are all connected to a patriarchy intertwined with normalised, accepted - even welcomed - misogyny.

"We are not outraged because someone grabbed our asses in a picture. We are outraged because we were made to feel this was normal. We are outraged because we have been gaslighted. We are outraged because we were silenced for so long."

Damon's ex-girlfriend and Good Will Hunting co-star Minnie Driver clearly wasn't impressed with his words either, tweeting: "God God, SERIOUSLY?

"Gosh it's so interesting how men with all these opinions about women's differentiation between sexual misconduct, assault and rape reveal themselves to be utterly tone deaf and as a result, systemically part of the problem( *profoundly unsurprising)."