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Seth MacFarlane explains his Harvey Weinstein joke in emotional post

12 October 2017, 07:38 | Israel Caldwell

Seth MacFarlane Joked About Harvey Weinstein At 2013 Oscars Announcement

Seth MacFarlane joked about Weinstein's misconduct at 2013 Oscar nominations

As previously reported, Weinstein was sacked from his own company on Sunday, October 8, days after The New York Times published a report including several sexual harassment claims against the Oscar victor.

If this Seth MacFarlane joke from 2013 is anything to go by, the actions of big-shot Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein were an open secret in the film industry.

After reading off a list of five women nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category, MacFarlane joked: "Congratulations, you five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein".

You can hear a room full of reporters laughing.

"I support her decision, I am in counselling and perhaps, when I am better, we can rebuild", Weinstein said. 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.

Barth told The New Yorker that Weinstein invited her to a "business meeting" at the Peninsula hotel in 2011, where he "alternated between offering to cast her in a film and demanding a naked massage in bed". "Out of five." In another episode, she lamented, "In some ways, I'm still pinned under a passed-out Harvey Weinstein, and it's Thanksgiving". "This came from a place of and loathing and anger".

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"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 [Weinstein's] direction", he tweeted.

Jessica Barth, who has also been among them, also took to Twitter to defend her friend, saying he should be "applauded" for the joke as he was one of the few men courageous enough to speak out.

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

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? Ms Barth recalled Mr Weinstein asking.

Want more celebrity, entertainment and lifestyle news? Affleck claimed in a statement that he was "saddened and angry" when he heard about what Weinstein has done.



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