Seth MacFarlane Addresses 2013 Oscars Quip at Harvey Weinstein

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In addition to the horrifying New Yorker story detailing several rape accusations, the New York Times dropped a large feature Tuesday where A-listers such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie detailed sexual harassment they suffered at the hands of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. "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".

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Barth, like others in the article, alleges that she was invited under the guise of a business meeting to Weinstein's hotel room, where she says he proceeded to demand a naked massage.

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Ramirez described the incident as a "family dispute", and said police will not be following up on the incident. It is understood Weinstein is planning to fly to Europe in the near future to attend rehab for sex addiction.

And on top of that is perhaps the most important part of all: Barth had asked him to do nothing else.

MacFarlane, who took a jab at Weinstein in his hosting of the Academy Awards in 2013, worked with one of the Weinstein victims, Jessica Barth, on his Ted films.

After reading out the nominees for Best Supporting Actress, MacFarlane quipped that the women would "no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein".

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In an emotional Twitter post, MacFarlane reveals that the joke at the 2013 Oscar nominations was a way of him to stand up to Weinstein after his friend, actress Jessica Barth, who co-starred in MacFarlane's Ted movies and had a recurring role on Family Guy, had confided in him about her harrowing 2011 experience with Weinstein. "It was 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". "This came from a place of and loathing and anger".

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

Seth MacFarlane has responded to critics of his Harvey Weinstein joke. A representative for Weinstein released this statement to The New Yorker: "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein".

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"There were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances", spokeswoman Sallie Hofmeister said in a statement to the magazine.

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