Seth Macfarlane admits 'loathing' behind Oscars joke about Harvey Weinstein

Carla Harmon
October 12, 2017

One of the numerous women who shared a story regarding alleged unwanted sexual advances from Harvey Weinstein in the overarching New Yorker piece Tuesday is Jessica Barth, an actress who in 2011 met the famed producer at the Golden Globes.

Buried within the meticulously reported piece is a mention of Seth MacFarlane making a joke about the open secret of Weinstein's sexual misconduct during the 2013 Academy Awards nominations.

Seth MacFarlane's 2013 Oscar festivities jab at (now) disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein wasn't intended as a silly throwaway.

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.

"Make no mistake, this came from a place of loathing and anger", MacFarlane continued.

The Maroney character joked that she "turned down intercourse with Harvey Weinstein on no less than three occasions.out of five", CNN said.

On Wednesday, MacFarlane revealed that the joke was prompted by a friend's story of alleged sexual harassment at the hands of Weinstein. I can see why MacFarlane would remain quiet if Barth had requested he do that. Barth first spoke out about Weinstein in a recent exposé published by The New Yorker.

Barth recalled The Weinstein Company and Miramax co-founder asking.

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

In light of the allegations against the producer, which are claims that he has been sexually harassing female employees for the last 30 years, including the likes of Cara Delevingne, Angelina Jolie and Ashley Judd, Seth received backlash for the fact he was seemingly aware of what was happening four years ago and failed to act.

"Mr Weinstein obviously can't speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any women who have made allegations on the record, Mr Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual".

In response to the initial New York Times report, he said: "I appreciate the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologise for it". "I didn't know any of the rumors at that point about him".

Weinstein was sacked by the board of directors of the production company he co-founded, The Weinstein Company, earlier this week.

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