"For the record, I would never, ever, ever try to kill a story like that," he declared. "I just wouldn't do that. It's not something I would do, for anybody."
Waxman tweeted on Tuesday that she endorses Damon's statement. "He called me briefly,wasn't informed - nor shld he have been - abt investigative aspect of piece," she wrote, alongside a screenshot from Damon's Deadline interview.
Damon -- who worked with Weinstein on "five or six movies," including 1997's Good Will Hunting, which he won an Oscar for -- said he never witnessed Weinstein sexually harass anyone.
"Everybody's saying we all knew. That's not true," he insisted. "This type of predation happens behind closed doors, and out of public view. 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. And I will peel my eyes back now, father than I ever have, to look for this type of behavior. Because we know that it happens. I feel horrible for these women and it’s wonderful they have this incredible courage and are standing up now."
"We can all feel this change that’s happening, which is necessary and overdue. Men are a huge part of that change, and we have to be vigilant and we have to help protect and call this stuff out because we have our sisters and our daughters and our mothers," Damon said. "This kind of stuff can’t happen. This morning, I just feel absolutely sick to my stomach."