Matt Damon Fundraiser with Anthony Weiner Canceled, Reports Say
By Ben Fractenberg
MANHATTAN — It seems not even Jason Bourne can save Anthony Weiner.
Politically-involved actor Matt Damon announced Monday that a fundraiser he'd been scheduled to co-host with Weiner later this month had to be postponed in light of Weiners's bombshell admissions of online infidelity, New York Magazine reported.
"It’s going to be postponed now because of all this," Damon told the magazine at the Made in NY Awards at Gracie Mansion just hours after Weiner's live confession in Midtown.
"Look, I really support his politics," Damon said of Weiner. "Anybody who fights for the working class and the middle class, I'll help in any way I can."
The power pair were scheduled to host a political fundraiser June 20 at Almond Restaurant in the Flatiron District, according to reports.
But after Weiner's public admission Monday afternoon that he had carried on a series of online liasons with at least six women, including some after his marriage last year to Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, the fundraiser was nixed.
Damon has starred in campaign ads for Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and picked the mayor to appear in a cameo in the thriller "The Adjustment Bureau."
Weiner was said to be a front-runner for mayor until his epic political implosion, which has spawned a host of women coming forward with additional X-rated chats and text message exchanges, along with photographs they said they were sent by Weiner.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi asked the House Ethics Committee to launch an investigation into whether Weiner broke any House rules in the scandal.
Some Democrats have reportedly been pushing for him to step down to spare the party embarassment in the runup to the 2012 election season.