Seth MacFarlane Addresses 2013 Oscars Quip at Harvey Weinstein

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It all started last Thursday when The New York Times published a story revealing allegations of sexual harassment toward dozens of women, including Ashley Judd and Rose McGowen.

Seth MacFarlane is clarifying a joke he made aboutHarvey Weinstein's reputation at the 2013 Oscar nomination announcement.

After announcing the nominees for Best Supporting Actress, MacFarlane said, "Congratulations, you five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein". Or perhaps they're just laughing because they've resigned themselves that creeps are gonna creep with impunity as long as they have the influence and wealth to insulate themselves from consequences. She said she met with the producer in a hotel room in 2011 and he offered her a film role if she would give him a naked massage in bed. It was with this account in mind that, when I hosted the Oscars in 2013, I couldn't resist the opportunity to take a hard swing in his direction.

Following the recent list of sexual assault and harassment allegations levied against Mr Weinstein, Mr MacFarlane explained his joke on Twitter.

MacFarlane added,"There is nothing more abhorrent and indefensible than abuse of power such as this".

It's also come out that Weinstein wrote a desperate pleading email to Hollywood executives hours before his firing. "I respect and applaud my friend Jessica and those sharing their stories for their decision to come forward, and for being champions of the truth".

One thing people will notice is that if MacFarlane was aware of Weinstein's behavior from as far back as 2013, why didn't he do anything? Add Harvey Weinstein as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Harvey Weinstein news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

It came hours after actresses Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow claimed Weinstein targeted them early in their careers and he faced bombshell claims he raped three women, including Italian actress Asia Argento.

In one of the biggest scandals to have ever hit Hollywood, Weinstein has denied the mounting claims against him but has apologised for causing 'pain'.



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