Ben Affleck‘s bestie Matt Damon — who, along with Russell Crowe, allegedly helped stop the New York Times from publishing an exposé on Harvey Weinstein in 2004 — has hiked up his righteous indignation pants to express his utter shock and dismay at the revelations about Weinstein’s sexual predation:

More from the Washington Times:

Mr. Damon said that while he was never aware of any sexual misconduct by Mr. Weinstein during the years he’s known him, the allegations against the film producer signify “the kind of sexual predation that keeps me up at night.”

“We know this stuff goes on in the world,” Mr. Damon said. “I did five or six movies with Harvey. I never saw this. I think a lot of actors have come out and said, everybody’s saying we all knew. That’s not true. This type of predation happens behind closed doors, and out of public view. If there was ever an event that I was at and Harvey was doing this kind of thing and I didn’t see it, then I am so deeply sorry, because I would have stopped it. And I will peel my eyes back now, father than I ever have, to look for this type of behavior. Because we know that it happens. I feel horrible for these women and it’s wonderful they have this incredible courage and are standing up now.

“We can all feel this change that’s happening, which is necessary and overdue,” he said. “Men are a huge part of that change, and we have to be vigilant and we have to help protect and call this stuff out because we have our sisters and our daughters and our mothers. This kind of stuff can’t happen. This morning, I just feel absolutely sick to my stomach.”

Think that sick feeling might have something to do with guilt? It’s hard to believe that someone who worked so closely and so frequently with Harvey Weinstein wouldn’t have at least an inkling that Weinstein had predatory tendencies? People talk, Matt. Weren’t you listening?

For the record, Damon also denies knowingly trying to kill that Weinstein story in 2004. He thought it was going to be about something else! So, he pleads ignorance? Is that the defense he’s going with?

We have no doubt that Matt Damon is an ignorant buffoon. But no way could he have made it this long without knowing that something was up. No. Effing. Way.

It’s highly unlikely he didn’t know. And if he did know, well, he’s not the kind of guy progressive women should look to as an ally.

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