Matt Damon attended the Benefit “Stand Up for Gus”, to show his support for Jason Patric ongoing fight for parental rights to
his biological son Gus.
What’s Stand Up For Gus: Almost four years ago, Jason Patric was blessed with a baby boy named Gus. For the first 3
years of Gus’s childhood, Patric was a consistent physical and emotional presence in Gus’s life. But that all changed in an
instant. Patric was stripped of his rights as a parent after an outdated statute meant for sperm donors was applied to
Patric simply because Gus’ mother and Patric were unmarried and used IVF to conceive. In Patric’s journey, he has
discovered many other tragic stories of parental alienation and hopes to use his personal story and name to give a voice
to those who do not have one. Thus, “Stand Up To Gus” was born, a night to raise awareness and provide assurance that
no child should be left without the love and support of a parent.
More at their website: http://standupforgus.com/
- Appearances and Events > 2013 > Stand Up For Gus – Benefit at Bootsy Bellows – November 13th, 2013