It is a lot easier to be self-righteous when the accusations are not directed at you and even easier when the accused is conservative.
Matt Damon made a surprise appearance on the premiere of “Saturday Night Live,” parodying Judge Brett Kavanaugh from Thursday’s hearing.
Many have claimed that Kavanaugh’s demeanor at that hearing, which addressed multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against the Supreme Court nominee, was an indicator that he should not be confirmed. But just nine months ago, when asked how he would handle similar allegations, Damon suggested that his response would be similar.
In December 2017, Damon appeared on ABC’s “Popcorn” with Peter Travers and explained that in the years before the #MeToo movement, false allegations were often settled monetarily. But after the fall of Harvey Weinstein, all that changed.
“If you make the same claim to me today,” he said, “it would be scorched-earth. I don’t care if it would cost me $10 million in court for 10 years, you are not taking my name from me, you are not taking my name and reputation from me, I’ve worked too hard for it, I’ve earned it, you can’t just blow me up like that.”