Minnie Driver has hit out at her former Good Will Hunting co-star Matt Damon for his comments on the wave of sexual harassment and misconduct allegations currently sweeping through Hollywood, after he said that not all allegations carry the same weight and questioned the validity and seriousness of some recent high-profile cases.

“God God, SERIOUSLY?” said Driver, sharing a link to an article about Damon’s comments on Twitter. “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.”

“Gosh it’s so interesting (profoundly unsurprising) 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,” the actress later fumed.

Alyssa Milano, who was one of the initial driving forces behind the current #MeToo movement,  also gave Matt Damon an angry serve for his comments, saying that “we are in a “culture of outrage” because the magnitude of rage is, in fact, overtly outrageous. And it is righteous.” She continued:

“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 normalized, 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.”

“There are different stages of cancer. Some more treatable than others. But it’s still cancer. Sexual harassment, misconduct, assault and violence is a systemic disease. The tumor is being cut out right now with no anesthesia. Please send flowers.”

Matt Damon has yet to respond.

Source: People
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