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Minnie Driver on the #MeToo Cause

Minnie Driver was speaking at a London event focused on the #MeToo movement and organized by The New York Times and the How To Academy. She had more choice words about Matt Damon:

“What was interesting about Matt Damon - which was not interesting to the media but was very interesting to me - it's not that he was an ex-boyfriend or that I had any sort of beef with him because God knows I really don't like that I haven't seen him in 20 years, but he represented every intelligent, nice, white male who feels it is their job to comment on the way that women metabolize stuff, and what he happened to be talking about in this instance was how women should metabolize abuse. That we should somehow have a hierarchical system whereby you know, a touch on the ass is this, the tits is this, you know, front bottom, back bottom, over the shirt, rape. You know that there would be some kind of criteria.”

She adds: “He was only talking about how men should be dealt with which of course there should be due process of course there is a judiciary that is in charge of doing that, but when I said that men needed to listen, it was that they needed to listen to the women speak about their assault without being prescribed.”

Driver also believes men need to also be included in the conversation otherwise there is no way to move forward. She believes in the “model of truth and reconciliation.” She says, “Women get to be heard. You get to be seen and heard and the accusers get to hear that and get to metabolize that and then there is due process and then there is healing.”

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Tags: #metoo, actor / actress, feminism / social issues, interview, matt damon
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