Matt Damon apologises for comments on sexual misconduct, says 'do not want to further anyone's pain'


January 17, 2018 09:48:34 IST

Matt Damon says the backlash for his comments on sexual misconduct was actually very helpful. A few weeks ago, Damon told The Associated Press and other outlets that there were varying degrees of misconduct and the punishment should reflect that. But he was criticized by some, including ex-girlfriend Minnie Driver.

Actor Matt Damon attends a special screening of "Downsizing" at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Actor Matt Damon. Image from AP/Evan Agostini

In an interview with the AP on 17 January, Damon says he wishes he had listened more before offering his thoughts, and that he “doesn’t want to further anybody’s pain.” He says he’s sorry and adds that the feedback on his comments have been “very helpful.”

He adds that he supports the Time’s Up organization Hollywood women founded to combat sexual harassment nationwide.

Updated Date: Jan 17, 2018 13:21 PM