Matt Damon said the men not involved in sexual misconduct in Hollywood aren't being talked about enough.
He said most people he knows "don't do that."
Damon said if he found that he was on a project with someone who had allegations against them he would handle it on a "case-by-case" basis.
Matt Damon thinks the men in Hollywood who aren't sexual predators should be talked about more.
In the flood of sexual misconduct allegations that has hit Hollywood since Harvey Weinstein, some of the biggest names in entertainment, media, and politics have been taken down by their alleged acts. But Damon says not all the men in Hollywood are despicable.
"We're in this watershed moment and it's great but I think one thing that's not being talked about is there are a whole s---load of guys — the preponderance of men I've worked with — who don't do this kind of thing and whose lives aren't going to be affected," Damon told Business Insider while promoting his new movie, "Downsizing" (opening in theaters Friday). "If I have to sign a sexual harassment thing, I don't care, I'll sign it. I would have signed it before. I don't do that and most of the people I know don't do that."
Damon has recently been under fire for comments he made regarding sexual misconduct in Hollywood. Late last week in an interview for ABC News' "Popcorn with Peter Travers," Damon told the Rolling Stone critic that there's a "spectrum of behavior" to consider.
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 16: Water.org co-founder Matt Damon speaks onstage at the Stella Artois & Water.org Pre-Super Bowl Party on January 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 16: Matt Damon is seen on the streets of Manhattan on January 16, 2018 in New York, NY. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 16: Actor Matt Damon (L) and wife Luciana Damon attend the '12 Strong' World Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 16: Matt Damon and Luciana Damon on January 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: (L-R) Matt Damon, Taika Waititi, Amazon Founder/CEO Jeff Bezos, Chris Hemsworth, , and MacKenzie Bezos attend Amazon Studios' Golden Globes Celebration at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: Actor Matt Damon attends the 'Downsizing' New York screening at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on December 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: Actors Neil Patrick Harris (L) and Matt Damon attend the New York screening of 'Downsizing' at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on December 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 22: Actor Matt Damon and wife Luciana Damon arrive at the premiere of Paramount Pictures' 'Suburbicon' at Regency Village Theatre on October 22, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 22: Actor Matt Damon arrives at the premiere of Paramount Pictures' 'Suburbicon' at the Village Theatre on October 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 10: Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso arrive at the premiere of Disney and Marvel's 'Thor: Ragnarok' at the El Capitan Theatre on October 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10: Matt Damon, Hong Chau and Christoph Waltz attend 'Downsizing' photo call during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Tiff Lightbox on September 10, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Walter McBride/FilmMagic)
Matt Damon speaks as Julianne Moore looks on during a photo call for 'The Current War' at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario, September 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Geoff Robins (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 02: Matt Damon and Luciana Damon walk the red carpet ahead of the 'Suburbicon' screening during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 2, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 02: Matt Damon, George Clooney and Julianne Moore attend the 'Suburbicon' photocall during the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2017 in Venice, Italy. PHOTOGRAPH BY P. Lehman / Barcroft Images
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VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 01: Matt Damon at the 'Suburbicon' Press Conference at the Excelsior Hotel on September 1, 2017 at the Venice Film Festival. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
US actor Matt Damon arrives at the Excelsior Hotel during the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2017 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30: Matt Damon and wife Luciana Barroso arrive at the 'Downsizing' premiere and Opening of the 74th Venice Film Festival at the Palazzo del Cinema on August 30, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Kurt Krieger/Corbis via Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30: Kristen Wiig and Matt Damon at the 'Downsizing' Press Conference at the Excelsior Hotel on August 30, 2017 at the Venice Film Festival. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30: Matt Damon is seen arriving at Hotel Excelsior during the 74. Venice Film Festival on August 30, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images,)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30: Matt Damon attends the official Press Conference and photo call for 'Downsizing' during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Casino on August 30, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta A. Villa/Getty Images Paramount Pictures)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30: (L-R) Mark Johnson, Kristen Wiig, Matt Damon, Hong Chau, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor attend the 'Downsizing' photocall during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Casino on August 30, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 6: Brock Holt #12 of the Boston Red Sox poses for a photograph with actor Matt Damon before a game against the Chicago White Sox on August 6, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Matt Damon and Luciana Damon at 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garï¿½ns:Art of the In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Actor Matt Damon (L) and Luciana Damon enter the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
US actor and activist Matt Damon participates in a conversation with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim at the IMF/WB Spring meetings in Washington, DC, on April 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 28: (L-R) Matt Damon and George Clooney speak at Paramount Pictures' presentation highlighting its 2017 summer and beyond during CinemaCon at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on March 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
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"There's a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right?" Damon said. "Both of those behaviors need to be confronted and eradicated without question, but they shouldn't be conflated, right?"
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Damon then went on to make his point using Minnesota Senator Al Franken, who recently stepped down due to numerous harassment allegations. Damon said that Franken's alleged acts weren't in the "same category" as Harvey Weinstein.
Damon's comments drew criticism, including from his "Good Will Hunting" costar and ex-girlfriend Minnie Driver, and Alyssa Milano, who helped make the #MeToo social media movement popular.
Business Insider also asked Damon if the current climate in Hollywood had made him more conscious of the people he works with on future projects. Would he back out of a movie if an actor, director, or producer had sexual misconduct allegations against them?
"That always went into my thinking," Damon said. "I mean, I wouldn't want to work with somebody who — life's too short for that. But the question of if somebody had allegations against them, you know, it would be a case-by-case basis. You go, 'What's the story here?'"
High-profile men accused of sexual harassment, assault and misconduct
High-profile men accused of sexual harassment, assault and misconduct
Movie producer Harvey Weinstein is accused of sexually assaulting or harassing dozens of women, including a number of well-known celebrities, over the past several decades.
Matt Lauer was fired from 'Today' after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct that allegedly included giving a co-worker a sex toy and dropping his pants in front of a female employee in his office.
Actor Jeffrey Tambor has been accused of sexual assault by two women from the Amazon series, "Transparent."
Eleven women have come forward accusing President Donald Trump of unwanted touching or kissing. Trump has called the sexual harassment claims 'fake news.'
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CBS Corp CEO Leslie Moonves resigned from the company, the company said on Sunday, amid allegations of sexual assault and harassment.
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Sen. Al Franken is accused of kissing and groping a woman without her consent during a United Service Organizations (USO) tour in 2006.
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Director Woody Allen has been accused of sexual assault by his daughter, Dylan Farrow. She says she experienced inappropriate behavior by her adoptive father on several occasions.
Hundreds of women accused longtime Hollywood writer and director James Toback of sexual harassment.
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Comedian Louis C.K. has been accused of forcing women to watch him masturbate, according to the New York Times.
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Director Bret Ratner has been accused of sexual harassment by several women, including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge.
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Actor Anthony Rapp accused Kevin Spacey of making a sexual advance towards him when he was 14 years old.
Roger Ailes, the former president of Fox News Channel, was accused of sexually harassing former anchor Gretchen Carlson and several other women from the network.
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Several women accused TV host Charlie Rose of sexual misconduct, including groping and lewd phone calls.
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Bill Cosby has faced sexual assault allegations from about 60 women, including several women who claim he drugged them.
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Four women, including several that were also fellow Scientologists, have accused actor Danny Masterson of sexual assault, according to HuffPost.
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Mark Schwahn, the former "One Tree Hill" showrunner, was accused of sexual harassment by a large number of the show's cast and crew.
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Roy Moore faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct with underaged girls.
Bill Clinton faced numerous allegations of sexual assault and misconduct while he was president of the United States, with accusers including Juanita Broaddrick, who accused him of rape, Kathleen Willey who said he groped her and Paula Jones who said he exposed himself to her without consent.
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Actor Casey Affleck settled lawsuits out of court wth two women who accused him of sexual harassment.
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Bill O'Reilly has reportedly made numerous settlements with women who accused him of sexual harassment.
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Anthony Weiner, a former Democratic congressman was sentenced to 21 months in prison in September 2017 after pleading guilty to sexting a teenage girl.
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Veteran journalist Mark Halperin has been accused of sexually harassing women while he worked at ABC News.
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Singer R. Kelly is accused of holding women against their will in houses in Illinois and Georgia in a reported 'sex cult.'
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Former Fox Host Eric Bolling was accused of sending unsolicited lewd text messages to female colleagues.
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Director Roman Polanski fled the US after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. Several other women have also come forward to accuse him of sexual assault.
Chef John Besh stepped down from the company he founded after female employees reported facing sexual harassment there.
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Photographer Terry Richardson was labeled the 'Harvey Weinstein of Fashion' by the Sunday Times amid widespread accusations of sexual harassment by models.
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Singer Kesha accused Lukasz Gottwald aka Dr. Luke of drugging and sexually assaulting her on multiple occasions.
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Former champion boxer Mike Tyson was convicted of raping a Miss Black America contestant in 1992.
Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has been accused of sexual abuse by dozens of his former patients and athletes.
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Music mogul L.A. Reid left his position as Epic Records CEO/Chairman in 2017 amid harassment claims by a female assistant.
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Amazon Studios chief Roy Price resigned following reports that he harassed a producer and ignored an actress' allegation of sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein.
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Several women have accused former President George H.W. Bush of groping them during photo ops.
Chris Savino (right), creator of 'The Loud House' was suspended by Nickelodeon after being accused of making unwanted advances toward multiple women.
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Actor Steven Seagal was accused of sexual misconduct by Inside Edition's chief investigative correspondent Lisa Guerrero.
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Michael Oreskes, senior vice president of news and editorial director of National Public Radio, was accused of inappropriate conduct with two women in 1990s.
Dustin Hoffman was accused of sexually harassing a production assistant when he was 48 and she was a high school senior.
Jeremy Piven was accused by actress Ariane Bellamar of groping her on two separate occasions. Piven 'unequivocally' denied the allegations.
Ben Affleck apologized for acting 'inappropriately' towards Hilarie Burton during an appearance on MTV's "Total Request Live" in 2003.
Aziz Ansari was accused of sexual misconduct by a woman he went on a date with.
Andy Dick was accused of sexual harassment and misconduct on set, including groping people’s genitals, unwanted kissing/licking and sexual propositions.
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Rep. Ruben Kihuen, (D) Nevada, was accused of making repeated, unwanted propositions for dates and sex to a woman that once worked on his campaign.
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Actor Ed Westwick was accused by actress Kristina Cohen of raping her in his home.
David Guillod, producer of 'Atomic Blonde,' is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting several woman.
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Andrew Kreisberg, the showrunner for "Supergirl," was suspended in November 2017 amid numerous sexual harassment allegations by members of his staff.
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Actor Tom Sizemore was reportedly told to leave a film set in 2003 after an 11-year-old actress told her mother that he had touched her genitals.
Steve Jurvetson left his own venture capital firm after allegations of sexual harassment
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A former model accused George Takei of sexually assaulting him 36 years ago.
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Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo accused former FIFA president Sepp Blatter of sexually assaulted her at an award ceremony in 2013.
A former writer for 'Mad Men' said the show's creator Matthew Weiner told her that she owed it to him to let him see her naked.
Ron Jeremy has been accused of sexually assaulting more than a dozen women and the allegations span more than 30 years.
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Multiple women accused producer Adam Fields of touching them inappropriately and sexually propositioning them.
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Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) has been accused of unwanted sexual advances by former staffers.
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John Lasseter, the head of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, was accused of crossing the line with employees, including unwanted hugs.
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Singer Nick Carter was accused of rape by a former member of the all-girl teen band Dream, Melissa Schuman.
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A singer accused billionaire Richard Branson of sexual assault during an event as his Necker Island in the Caribbean. Branson says he has no recollection of the matter.
Talent agent Adam Venit is accused of grabbing actor Terry Crews' genitals.
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Jeordie White (aka Twiggy Ramirez), Marilyn Manson former longtime bassist, was accused of rape by singer Jessicka Addams.
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Lockhart Steele, Vox Media's editorial director was fired after a former employee accused him of sexual harassment.
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Producer Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein's brother, has also been accused of sexual harassment.
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Jesse Lacey of the band, Brand New, was accused of sexual misconduct, including soliciting nude photos from a teen girl in the past.
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Senior Correspondent for E! News Ken Baker California was accused of sexual harassment by two women.
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American film director Oliver Stone was accused of groping model and actress Carrie Stevens in the 1990s.
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Reporter Glenn Thrush was suspended by the New York Times after several women accused him of acting inappropriately when they were young journalists.
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Veteran radio host Garrison Keillor was fired by Minnesota Public Radio following claim of improper behavior.
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CNN producer Teddy Davis was fired after multiple accusations of harassment.
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Producer Russell Simmons stepped down from his companies following sexual assault and harassment accusations from two women.
Longtime conductor James Levine was suspended by New York's Metropolitan Opera after sexual abuse claims.
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Dylan Howard, editor in chief of the National Enquirer, was accused of sexual misconduct by several former employees, including forcing them to watch porn and openly discussing his sexual partners.
"X-Men" director Bryan Singer was accused of raping a 17-year-old boy on a yacht in a lawsuit filed in December.
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Chef Mario Batali has been accused by multiple women of "inappropriate touching in a pattern of behavior that spans at least two decades."
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PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley's show was suspended amid misconduct allegations made against him.
Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was fired from his job as an ESPN contributor amid accusations of sexual harassment by a wardrobe stylist at the network.
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Sen. Jeff Klein (D-New York), was accused of forcibly kissing a former female staffer back in 2015.
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Ross Levinsohn, Los Angeles Times CEO and publisher, has reportedly been a defendant in two sexual harassment lawsuits and would rate the "hotness" of his female colleagues, according to a report by NPR.
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A woman accused magician David Copperfield of drugging, sexually assaulting her when she was teen model in the 80s, according to The Wrap.
James Franco was accused by several women of sexually inappropriate behavior. He was also criticized for wearing a "Time's Up" pin to the Golden Globes hours before the accusations against him surfaced.
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Barry Lubin, also known as Grandma the clown, resigned from Big Apple Circus after admitting to pressuring a 16-year-old girl into posing for pornographic photos in 2004.
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Arizona Wildcats head football coach Rich Rodriguez was fired amid troubling off-field allegations. His former administrative assistant says Rodriguez inappropriately grabbed and touched her.
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President Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was accused of sexual assault by pro-Trump singer Joy Villa. She claims he hit her on the buttocks during an event at Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.
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Steve Wynn, Chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts, has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of peple. The Wall Street Journal the casino mogul regularly pressured employees to perform sex acts.
Music exec and 'The Four' judge Charlie Walk was accused of sexual harassment by a former employee. Life Lab founder Tristan Coopersmith penned an open letter about Walk in January claiming he sent her lewd comment and cornered her in the bedroom he shared with his wife.
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Several women filed sexual harassment complaints against Humane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle, according to the Washington Post.
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Actor Scott Baio, was accused of molesting is former 'Charles in Charge' co-star Nicole Eggert when she was a minor.
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