Alyssa Milano pens letter slamming Matt Damon over #MeToo issue

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Actress Alyssa Milano has joined the list of people pounding Matt Damon over his statements regarding sexual misconduct allegations, in an interview Thursday with ABC News’ Peter Travers.

Travers asked Damon for his opinion on the recent wave of sexual misconduct allegations.

Damon responded that he believes it’s necessary for women to tell their stories, but then said, “And we’re going to have to figure — you know, there’s a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right? Both of those behaviors need to be confronted and eradicated without question, but they shouldn’t be conflated, right?”

“And we live in this culture of outrage and injury, and, you know, that we’re going to have to correct enough to kind of go, “Wait a minute. None of us came here perfect.” You know what I mean?” Damon added.

CLICK HERE to read his full remarks, or watch the video below. 

His remarks drew outrage from many in the #MeToo movement, including actresses Alyssa Milano and Minnie Driver.

Milano jumped on Twitter and blasted out an entire letter, calling him out for his comments.

“Dear Matt Damon, It’s the micro that makes the macro.

“We are in a “culture of outrage” because the magnitude of rage is, in fact, overtly outrageous. And it is righteous.

“I have been a victim of each component of the sexual assault spectrum of which you speak. They all hurt. And they are all connected to a patriarchy intertwined with normalized, accepted–even welcomed– misogyny.

“We are not outraged because someone grabbed our asses in a picture. We are outraged because we were made to feel this was normal. We are outraged because we have been gaslighted. We are outraged because we were silenced for so long.

“There are different stages of cancer. Some more treatable than others. But it’s still cancer.

“Sexual harassment, misconduct, assault and violence is a systemic disease. The tumor is being cut out right now with no anesthesia. Please send flowers. #MeToo.”

Minnie Driver, who once dated Damon after they performed together in “Good Will Hunting” in 1997, also blasted him for his comments.

 

Below is the interview that caused all the outrage.

However, Rosie tweeted that she agrees with Damon.

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