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Matt Damon not fleeing to Australia in Trump huff, rep says

The actor has visited Australia often recently, his spokeswoman said. But Damon is not relocating there.

Matt Damon in New York in January.

Matt Damon in New York in January. Photo Credit: Getty Images for Stella Artois / Craig Barritt

LOS ANGELES — A publicist for Matt Damon is batting down reports that the actor is moving to Australia with his family, and that such a move would be inspired by anger over President Donald Trump.

The Daily Telegraph newspaper in Sydney reported that Damon was buying a home in Byron Bay near actor Chris Hemsworth. The two recently appeared in “Thor: Ragnarok” together.

Damon spokeswoman Jennifer Allen said Damon has visited Australia often recently. But Damon has not bought a home there, nor is he relocating there, she said.

The New York Post’s Page Six gossip site, citing an unnamed source, said the “Good Will Hunting” and “Jason Bourne” star told friends and colleagues he wanted to leave the country because he disagrees with Trump’s policies.

When asked about Damon’s rumored motivation, Allen wrote in an email, “He’s not moving out of the U.S.” Damon has publicly supported Democrats, including Trump’s rival in the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton.


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