Kimmel then honed in on the controversy surrounding Weinstein's donations to the Clinton campaign. She says that due to their influence, and interference from Weinstein, whose company was a big advertiser in the Times, the article was edited to remove the more salacious details.
"I don't know why our so-called leaders continue to allow this to happen", Kimmel said. Harvey said, Sharon Waxman is writing a story about Fabrizio and it's really negative. "When the Pillsbury Doughboy offers you a roll, he doesn't ask you to watch him take a shower for it".
In the video, which was posted on YouTube a year ago, Kimmel explains the rules to women, saying, "I've stuffed something in my trousers, and you're allowed to feel around, and you'll have 10 seconds to guess what's in my trousers".
She said Damon and Russell Crowe called her to vouch for the employee. "I was warned from the beginning", she wrote.
He said: "I was never conscripted to do anything".
The accusations that have now come out against Weinstein are "the kind of sexual predation that keeps me up at night", Damon said, adding that he had never seen inappropriate behaviour during time spent making films with Weinstein. Chastain initially called the account of Damon and Crowe's actions "heart shattering".
After the Times reported that Weinstein had allegedly reached financial settlements with at least eight women after they accused him of harassment and assault, he and several of his company's executives and board members have resigned.
The New York Times's executive editor Dean Baquet, who wasn't working for the paper in 2004, said: "It is unimaginable to me that The Times killed a story because of pressure from Harvey Weinstein, who was and is an advertiser".