Alyssa Milano has joined Minnie Driver in taking Matt Damon to task for his ill-advised comments on the #MeToo movement and the current wave of sexual misconduct allegations sweeping Hollywood.

Speaking to Peter Travers on America‘s ABC network, Damon said that there was a “continuum” of bad behaviour, apparently minimising the impact of so-called smaller humiliations like groping or sexual comments as opposed to assault.

We’re so energised to get retribution, I think, and we live in this culture of outrage, of injury,” he said.

We’re gonna have to correct enough to kind of go, you know, “none of us came here perfect”. You know what I mean? What’s the point of us being here, if not to improve.

Driver has already hit out at Damon for his comments, saying, “There are so many men I love who do NOT frame the differentiation between sexual misconduct, assault and rape as an excuse or worse – our problem. Such bollocks.

Now Alyssa Milano, the actress credited with taking the #MeToo movement global, has published a response to Damon via Twitter that effectively sums up exactly what’s wrong with an attitude that takes a laissez-faire approach to low-level harassment.

Many have been quick to applaud Milano’s articulate response.

It bears repeating that no-one is suggesting that leering at a woman is the same thing as rape. As Milano says, it’s all part of a systemic unhealthiness that forces women out of their chosen industries and ignores them when they speak out. No-one should have to put up with bullshit just because “it could be worse”. Let’s keeping cutting that shit out.

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