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Seth McFarlane Comments On Harvey Weinstein Allegations

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Stacy Diaz | 12 October, 2017, 06:25

But in a few occasions, comedians seemed to use the disguise of a joke to tell a much deeper and uncomfortable truth.

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has explained why he made a joke about producer Harvey Weinstein while announcing the supporting actress nominations for the Oscars in 2013. It got to the point that Barth herself chose to step in, urging them to stop "slamming Seth for not "doing" anything". "This came from a place of and loathing and anger".

Mounting numbers of women are coming forward with allegations of sexual assault and misconduct against Mr Weinstein, most recently model Cara Delevingne.

In his Wednesday tweet, MacFarlane claimed that Barth confided in him about Weinstein's alleged harassment in 2011, which informed his controversial Oscars dig at Weinstein; "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", he said.

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

Seth also took time to applaud his friend Jessica for her bravery, as well as the other women who are speaking out and sharing what they claim has happened to them.

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? Actresses Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow have also spoken out this week about their own experiences with the movie mogul. Especially when it involves a famous person, thousands of people automatically don't believe you because they assume you are just doing it for a settlement or are trying to get famous or think you for some reason were "asking for it". In response, Barth came to MacFarlane's defense. "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein", Sallie Hofmeister said in a statement to Us on Tuesday, October 10.

But Weinstein's attorney Charles Harder also told ABC News in a statement that the Times' report from last Thursday was "saturated with false and defamatory statements" about the movie mogul, and added he is now preparing a lawsuit against the paper.

On Wednesday, the 43-year-old finally opened up to reveal his friend and Ted costar Jessica Barth told him about being sexually harassed by Harvey in a 2011 incident.