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I knew he was sleazy: Affleck on Weinstein

Los Angeles
November 18, 2017

Ben Affleck

 

Actor-filmmaker Ben Affleck says he knew that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who is in the midst of a sexual misconduct scandal, was sleazy.

"I knew (Weinstein) was sleazy and kind of a bully, but unfortunately, that wasn't that uncommon," Affleck said on the "Today" show on Friday, reports variety.com.

He explained that, as a 24-year-old newcomer to Hollywood who "had never made a movie", he did not understand how the business worked and what behaviour was deemed acceptable.

Affleck shared his first Academy Award win with actor Matt Damon for their "Good Will Hunting" screenplay.

In addition to his breakout film "Good Will Hunting", Affleck collaborated with Weinstein on several other movies, including "Shakespeare in Love", which starred his former girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow - one of the many women who have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment.

Los Angeles
November 18, 2017

Ben Affleck

 

Actor-filmmaker Ben Affleck says he knew that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who is in the midst of a sexual misconduct scandal, was sleazy.

"I knew (Weinstein) was sleazy and kind of a bully, but unfortunately, that wasn't that uncommon," Affleck said on the "Today" show on Friday, reports variety.com.

He explained that, as a 24-year-old newcomer to Hollywood who "had never made a movie", he did not understand how the business worked and what behaviour was deemed acceptable.

Affleck shared his first Academy Award win with actor Matt Damon for their "Good Will Hunting" screenplay.

In addition to his breakout film "Good Will Hunting", Affleck collaborated with Weinstein on several other movies, including "Shakespeare in Love", which starred his former girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow - one of the many women who have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment.

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