Matt Damon apologized for his recent comments about sexual misconduct in Hollywood during a Tuesday “Today” show interview with host Kathie Lee Gifford.
The Cambridge native previously faced criticism for several remarks, including his reactions to allegations against Louis C.K., Al Franken, and Harvey Weinstein, and his assertion that we aren’t talking enough about men who don’t sexually harass people in the entertainment industry.
“I really wish I’d listened a lot more before I weighed in on this,” Damon told Gifford.
“You’re a good listener though, Matt,” Gifford interjected.
“Not in this case,” Damon responded. “Ultimately, what it is for me is that I don’t want to further anybody’s pain with anything that I do or say. And so for that, I am really sorry.”
Damon also said that he supports the “Time’s Up” movement, and will continue to do so, albeit quietly.
“A lot of those women are my dear friends, and I love them and respect them and support what they’re doing and want to be a part of that change and want to go along for the ride,” Damon said, “but I should get in the back seat and close my mouth for a while.”