Matt Damon's first red carpet appearance after denying he knew about Weinstein abuse

Matt Damon has made his first public appearance since being linked to the Harvey Weinsten controversy.

 

The 47-year-old actor arrived at the Thor: Ragnarok premiere in Los Angeles on Tuesday night with wife Luciana Barroso right by his side.

Film producer Harvey Weinstein has made headlines as of late, following claims he sexually harassed a number of female employees for almost three decades.

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Matt Damon arrived at the Thor: Ragnarok premiere in Los Angeles on Tuesday night with wife Luciana Barroso right by his side. Source: Getty

Damon says he never saw it happen during his time working with Weinstein, and that if he had, he would've stepped in to try and put a stop to it.

The actor dragged into the scandal earlier this week, when it was reported he and Russell Crowe called a New York Times reporter, and asked her to destroy a story about his inappropriate sexual behaviour.

That reporter Sharon Waxman says she had been working on an article about Weinstein which involved Fabrizio Lombardo, head of Italy’s Miramax office, who allegedly got women for his boss.

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This is the actor's his first public appearance since being linked to the Harvey Weinsten controversy. Source: Getty

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Damon says he never saw Weinstein's behaviour happen during his time working with Weinstein, and that if he had, he would've stepped in to try and put a stop to it. Source: Getty

Damon has told Deadline that his link to it has been misconstrued.

"I just remember it being a negative piece, a hit job on Fabrizio, was what Harvey was saying," he told the publication.

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"Basically, that he had no professional experience. Harvey said, you worked with him. Can you tell her that he was a professional and you had a good experience? And that was it. I didn’t mind doing it, because that was all true."

Also commenting on the allegations against Weinstein, Damon added: "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".

Film producer Harvey Weinstein has made headlines as of late, following claims he sexually harassed a number of female employees for almost three decades. Source: Getty

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