"I knew the story about Gwyneth from Ben because he was with her after [her relationship with] Brad [Pitt]", the Oscar victor, 47, told GMA contributor Michael Strahan. We have to make it safe for people to feel that they can talk about this. Ben told me. But I knew that they had come to whatever agreement or understanding that they had come to. "And he treated her incredibly respectfully, always".
Weinstein, who back then headed Miramax Films, was proud of his bad-boy rap in Hollywood.
'But I will say that somebody knew and if there was a reporter that sat on a story for years and didn't write it, I want to know why because I would have liked to know to these stories.
And referencing controversial quips made by TV host James Corden last week, George added: 'If it's not a moment, there's just going to be stupid Harvey Weinstein jokes in about three months and nothing really moves forward so I hope it is'.
Moore added that the issue of abuse in Hollywood needs to be tackled on a practical level, saying: "There are some lawyers in NY right now working on eradicating non disclosure agreements in the case of sexual harassment and I think this is absolutely the right way to go". Weinstein played a big role in jump-starting Affleck and Damon's careers by putting their seminal 1997 drama "Good Will Hunting" into production.
"You had to spend about five minutes with him to know that he was a bully". Damon explained that he worked with Weinstein in the 1990s at the height of his power, and it was quickly clear to him that Weinstein was a bit of a bully but that this was the extent of his knowledge about the producer's behavior. "Miramax was the place, really the place, that was making great stuff in the '90's". That was his whole kind of M.O. Like you, "Could you survive a meeting with Harvey?"
Weinstein has acknowledged inappropriate behavior, but his spokesman has said, "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein", adding, "there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances".
"This isn't a Hollywood problem, this exists in all kinds of other arenas we all know and we've all seen", he said.