‘Big Bang Theory’ Actress Defends Matt Damon Over His Sexual Misconduct Comments (Video)

“Matt Damon, all he did was comment, because he was asked to,” Alice Amter says

Last Updated: December 22, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

Don’t worry, Matt Damon; Alice Amter has your back.

Damon, who has come under fire for his comments on sexual misconduct, found an ally in “The Big Bang Theory” actress Alice Amter, who told TMZ on Thursday that people should “leave Matt alone.”

In an interview with ABC News, Damon said that there’s a “spectrum of behavior” where sexual misconduct is concerned.

“I think we’re in this watershed moment,” Damon said. “I think it’s great. I think it’s wonderful that women are feeling empowered to tell their stories, and it’s totally necessary… I do believe that there’s a spectrum of behavior, right? 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?”

Since then, a petition has been launched to have Damon’s cameo in the upcoming film “Ocean’s 8” removed.

But Amter, who plays Raj’s mother, Mrs. Koothrappali, on the series, told TMZ, “i don’t think that Matt Damon should lose any job.”

“He didn’t sexually harass anyone, correct?” Amter asked. “So that’s all that matters, isn’t it?”

While Amter stated that it’s good that sexual misconduct victims are coming forward, and that the perpetrators are being exposed, she expressed concern that people are being tried in the media without due process.

“I am totally shocked that an allegation could be thrown at anybody literally for anything, and you’re guilty without any kind of defense or anything, and I think it’s a very dangerous place to be in, in particular for this country, which stands for freedom of speech and due process,” the British-born actress said.

“Isn’t this a country of free speech?” Amter asked. “Matt Damon, all he did was comment, because he was asked to. So that means I’m next, because all I’m doing is commenting.”

Watch Amter defend Damon in the video.

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