Seth MacFarlane reveals truth about his 2013 Harvey Weinstein joke

Seth MacFarlane reveals truth about his 2013 Harvey Weinstein joke

Seth MacFarlane reveals truth about his 2013 Harvey Weinstein joke

Joining the list is Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, who has now brought up his dig at Weinstein back in 2013, while he was presenting an Oscar with Emma stone.

This week, Hollywood has been wracked by the staggering revelation that movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has allegedly taken part in numerous incidents of sexual harassment and assault.

In an emotional Twitter post, MacFarlane revealed that his gag was a way of standing up to the studio boss, who had allegedly sexually harassed his friend and co-star Jessica Barth.

Actress Jessica Barth - whose alleged encounter with Harvey Weinstein inspired a joke by Seth MacFarlane at the 2013 Oscars nominations ceremony - reiterated her story that the embattled filmmaker made an unwanted sexual advance toward her in a hotel room years earlier.

"I support her decision, I am in counselling and perhaps, when I am better, we can rebuild", Weinstein said. He applauded her for having come forward about the issue and also cleared doubts that the dig was not made out of fun, but "from a place of loathing and anger".

Weinstein was sacked from The Weinstein Company on Sunday amid the sexual harassment controversy, after The New York Times published a report last week claiming Weinstein has reached at least eight settlements with women over sexual harassment claims spanning three decades.

Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd and Gwyneth Paltrow have also accused him of harassment. "He alternated between that and asking me to give him a naked massage in the bed". "This entire ordeal is yet another window in the entitled mind of powerful, predatory men who are used to operating without outcome", Seth Meyers said in an impassioned monologue Thursday night, as he drew the line between Weinstein, Roger Ailes, and President Trump to illustrate a "culture of systemic misogyny".

Mr Weinstein has denied allegations of rape made in The New Yorker magazine. Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time, ' Georgina Chapman said in a statement.

"My name is Seth and I'm here to say: If you like Trump, go away", the late night host joked.

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