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Seth McFarlane Comments On Harvey Weinstein Allegations

Seth McFarlane Comments On Harvey Weinstein Allegations

In fact, it appears actor Seth MacFarlane joked about the matter at the 2013 Oscars nominations.

Weinstein originally said that his misconduct was the result of him coming from a different era, the 1960s, when he says people had a different approach to this kind of thing.

TMZ reports that Seth MacFarlane made his joke about Harvey Weinstein at the 2013 Oscar Nominations on behalf of his friend, Jessica Barth (who worked on Family Guy and Ted), who told MacFarlane in 2011 that Weinstein had made advances towards her. MacFarlane was so upset about this that he chose to take a shot at Weinstein publicly.

Seth MacFarlane at the announcement of the 2013 Oscar nominees. 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. I'm not going to insinuate what McFarlane was thinking but if Jessica Barth told MacFarlane about Weinstein in confidence, it would be bad to betray that confidence. One reporter recently detailed a story she was working on in 2004 that she says was gutted after Weinstein visited New York Times HQ to announce his displeasure.




In recent days, the joke has been seen to take on new meaning as shocking stories have come to light regarding Weinstein's gross treatment of women.

"There is nothing more abhorrent and indefensible than abuse of power such as this", MacFarlane writes. It got to the point that Barth herself made a decision to step in, urging them to stop "slamming Seth for not "doing" anything". In response, Barth came to MacFarlane's defense.

The 65-year-old movie mogul is facing a number of sexual assault allegations which have emerged over three decades, with actresses Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan among the accusers.

Weinstein responded to the report in a lengthy, rambling statement in which he pleaded for a second chance and apologized for the pain he had caused. McGowan claimed that Affleck knew years ago because she told him about Weinstein and said Affleck told her, "Goddamnit!"


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