Once many years ago I had this boss who was a bully, she bullied me, but she also bullied everyone else. She bullied this one girl so badly she eventually left, which I think was her ultimate goal to begin with (these days it’s too hard to fire someone without risking the wrath of an unfair dismissal).
Anyway throughout the ordeal I kept my mouth shut and tried not to draw attention to myself. I did not want to do anything to jeopardise my own career. I needed the money.
Maybe that’s why Matt and Ben kept their mouths shut – maybe saying something would have ended their careers. And let’s face it they’re both getting older, and the older you get (especially in the movie business) the easier you are to replace.
But staying silent doesn’t make it right.