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Seth MacFarlane reveals truth about his 2013 Harvey Weinstein joke

12 October 2017, 03:09 | Elsie Buchanan

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In case you missed it, the actress spoke to Ronan Farrow for his The New Yorker exposé about being invited to the producer's hotel room where he asked for a naked massage, while casually dangling a role for her in a film.

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.

For example, at the 2013 Oscars, host Seth MacFarlane was reading out the list of Oscar nominations for best actress and said: "Congratulations".

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"She has since courageously come forward to speak out", MacFarlane posted on Twitter. 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. "This came from a place of and loathing and anger".

The jab in question came right after MacFarlane announced the nominees for best supporting actress.

"I couldn't resist the opportunity to take a hard swing in his direction".

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

"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", MacFarlane tweeted.

Was Harvey Weinstein's reputation in Hollywood well known long before allegations of sexual harassment and assault emerged?

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Weinstein's spokesperson, Sallie Hofmeister, issued another statement on Tuesday in response to the New Yorker article, which includes allegations made by Mira Sorvino, Rosanna Arquette, Asia Argento and others: "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein". "Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances". Add Harvey Weinstein as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Harvey Weinstein news, video, and analysis from ABC News.



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